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Brooklyn Photo of the Week: Lincoln Monument at Grand Army Plaza

In this photograph from the late 1800s, two unidentified girls pose in front of the monument to Abraham Lincoln that once stood at the north end of Grand Army Plaza. The statue was dedicated in 1869, making it the first … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s 200th Birthday

Thank goodness for well-preserved audio archives! On the occasion of Lincoln’s 200th birthday, WNYC is sharing a clip from their audio archives recorded in 1938: This is William R. Rathvon, the only known eyewitness of both Lincoln’s arrival at Gettysburg … Continue reading

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