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NEW lincoln photo's at gettysburg found!

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posted on Nov, 17 2007 @ 10:12 AM
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NEW lincoln photo's at gettysburg found!


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Photos of Lincoln are incredibly rare; only about 130 exist. Until now, there was only one known photo of the 16th president at Gettysburg - sitting in a crowd of dignitaries on Nov. 19, 1863, just after delivering the legendary speech.

The new photos are enlarged details from much wider crowd shots; they were discovered by a Civil War hobbyist earlier this year in the vast trove of Library of Congress photographs digitized since 2000, and provided to USA TODAY.

They show a figure believed to be Lincoln, white-gloved and in his trademark stovepipe hat, in a military procession.

"It is just staggering to look at," said Harold Holzer, author of several books on Lincoln and vice chairman of the Lincoln Forum, a group of more than 250 enthusiasts who meet annually at Gettysburg. On Saturday, the group gets a chance to gaze at huge projections of the images and decide for themselves. Holzer will lead a discussion on the find, seen until now by only a few experts.

Thank modern technology - and a dogged amateur historian - for the discovery.

John Richter, 51, of Hanover, Pa., had loved Gettysburg since he was a kid; for 20 years had been collecting stereoviews or stereographs, which use special viewers to turn pairs of images into a 3-D view.

A board member of the non-profit Center for Civil War Photography, he had always been interested in the Gettysburg stereoviews, available free for the past several years on the Library of Congress website. When he saw negatives 1159 and 1160, taken seconds apart, he said to himself, "I think I see something going on."
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posted on Nov, 17 2007 @ 10:12 AM
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wow a new lincoln photo at gettys burg but the question is is it him? what do you guys think?


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posted on Nov, 17 2007 @ 10:16 AM
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if these photos are real, then that's pretty amazing

one of the oldest most famous public addresses actually captured via photography



posted on Nov, 17 2007 @ 10:47 AM
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The photo's themsleves are absolutely amazing and I would like to thank Artemisfowl for sharing them. I have been to several battlefieds in PA and VA and I find them amazing places to visit, the feeling you get when staring out at a battlefield is quite awe-inspiring. In regards to the photo, I would say inconclusive, but it sure would be cool if it was. Very possible, just no way to verify.



posted on Nov, 17 2007 @ 11:17 AM
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yeah but you never know i mean it looks like him but you never know still i agree its good




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