Happy Birthday, Mr. Lincoln

9 Feb
From flickr user Seansie
From flickr user Seansie

It seems only fitting that a university located in the land of Lincoln and in a neighborhood named after Lincoln wish the 16th president of the United States a happy 200th birthday this week.

If you are in Chicago’s south suburbs on Wednesday, come out to the Homewood Public Library to hear Mark Pohlad, associate professor of art history, discuss images of Lincoln and the challenges of photography in the mid-nineteenth century.

Can’t make the presentation? Check out the photos of Lincoln and his contemporaries taken by celebrated American photographer Mathew Brady in DePaul Libraries Image Collection.

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