On the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, the editors of LIFE brought readers everything that had been left to us from the life of one of history's most iconic figures. This book is about the artifacts that are left all these years later (letters, speeches, and particularly pictures)— things that LIFE can show that allow us to know this man more intimately.
Includes chapters such as:
• ""Lincoln Pictured,"" an introduction by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
• A narrative by Allen C. Guelzo, explaining the man and his image— how the image reflects the true man
• The words of Lincoln, in an artifact presentation with removable letters and speeches on archival paper that bring the reader back to the times
• ""The Camera and the White House""— A fascinating chapter on American Presidents and their visual image— Thomas McAvoy's secret snaps of FDR, FDR hiding his legs, JFK's manipulation of photography taken of him, etc.
• The ""book within a book""— the likes of David McCullough, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Richard Norton Smith, Walter Isaacson, Jon Meachem, Macklemore, Brad Pitt, Maya Angelou, Zadie Smith, Gay Talese, Tom Wolf and more in answer to the question ""When you see Lincoln's face, what do you see?""
• Dimensions: 10-3/4"x13-1/2"
• Number of pages: 192
- B&W pigment print
- 11"x14" photo including border matted in a 14"x17" black wooden frame with glass front
- Includes certificate of authenticity
- Frame includes tooth hangers