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A colorized photo of Abraham Lincoln





Whoever did this touch up to this portrait, I really hope they do more from that era of American history.


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Beer Bryant
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He was 56. Looks much older.





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Jim Rockford
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He was 56. Looks much older.


I was thinking the same thing. People lived hard in those days.






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I was thinking along the same lines. He looks haggard and beaten down in his soul in that pic.





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A lot of it is sun damage. The top of his forehead, where his hat would be, is much less weathered.





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Zach
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Watched a show about J.W. Booth this morning. John got access to Lincoln's box because a cop wandered off and Lincoln's valet left with a card. Neither protector was ever investigated to be complicit.

Lincoln is the most written about subject in English Language books other than Jesus Christ.






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Beer Bryant
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People had much tougher lives back then. The life expectancy in the U.S. in 1865 was early 40's. By 1900 it was 49.





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Historians have been fascinated by how dramatically Lincoln’s face changed during his presidency. Photographs reveal how increasingly careworn he became over the four years during which he waged war against the Confederate States of America and struggled to restore the Union. One of his secretaries, John Hay, remarked that “under this frightful ordeal his demeanor and disposition changed — so gradually that it would be impossible to say when the change began; but he was in mind, body, and nerves a very different man at the second inauguration [March 1865] from the one who had taken the oath in 1861. He continued always the same kindly, genial, and cordial spirit he had been at first; but the boisterous laughter became less frequent year by year; the eye grew veiled by constant mediation on momentous subjects; the air of reserve and detachment from his surroundings increased. He aged with great rapidity






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People had much tougher lives back then. The life expectancy in the U.S. in 1865 was early 40's. By 1900 it was 49.


People did have tougher lives, no doubt, but a lot of that number is infant/early childhood mortality. If you survived until age ten or so, your chances of living out a full lifespan improved considerably.






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People did have tougher lives, no doubt, but a lot of that number is infant/early childhood mortality. If you survived until age ten or so, your chances of living out a full lifespan improved considerably.



Yeah, but mortality rates were still considerably high. You'd be amazed at how many adults died by getting drunk and falling into the river or getting run over by a carriage at the turn of the century. What do you think led to public education systems?



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CITWTT
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I was looking at his eyes. The adage that the eyes are a window into the soul is a thing which rings true on way too many points in my own life span. Abe has a lok that I saw in my dads eyes 43 years ago, and he told his brother to stay and eat lunch "as it may be the last time" he did so. It was in fact as one week later he was gone, but he exited with grace having shot his approach shot of the 18th.





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war does that to you, plus a wife that was not well.





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plus a wife that was not well.

'not well' is being kind. She was a bitch. Lincoln volunteered for circuit judge duty so he could stay away from Mary Todd as much as possible.

She was hated by everyone in DC and when Lincoln died they told her to get the hell out.









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I think Abe may have been drinking some grog to pass the time as this portrait was being composed and taken.





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'not well' is being kind. She was a bitch. Lincoln volunteered for circuit judge duty so he could stay away from Mary Todd as much as possible.


He was afraid to tell her that she looked fat in her dress, according to that Geico commercial at least.






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CITWTT
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A true bitch declares her filing for divorce two days after you spent eleven day watching you mom die.





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Zach
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I hear ya, Cit. I knew a true bitch once.

BTW, when I look at the pics on IT'S SATURDAY I try to guess their ages. It's always depressing when I see a really old coot and think he must be ten years older than me. Then I read his DOB and he's ten years younger than me.

The biggest aging drug seems to be Meth.






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Cut poor Mary Todd Lincoln a break. By the time Abe was shot they had lost at least 2 sons, and another died several years after Lincoln. Their oldest son Robert was the only one who made it.
She was also probably bi-polar, and probably aware that Abe didn't love her as he loved his first love, Ann Rutledge.

She was also suspected by some Unionists, because she came from Kentucky, and had many realitives serving in the Confederacy. One of her brothers is buried in Baton Rouge, he was killed fighting for the South.

She was also very smart, well educated, and wise enough to see the potential in this country lawyer. She came from a wealthy and influential family, and married far beneath her station. She saw his greatness, and helped him along.

BTW did you know that the other couple in the box with the Lincolns when he was shot, were engaged to be married. They were in living in Germany, when the husband killed his wife in a fit of madness. He died in an institution for the criminally insane.

The whole thing is tragic.






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Zach
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The guy in the other couple in the box got cut to the bone by Booth's knife after he shot Lincoln. It was really stupid of Booth to jump onto the stage as if he would not break his leg. Gravity hurts.





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