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February 5, 1865.  Abraham Lincoln, seated, holding spectacles and a pencil. This photo was taken just two months before President Lincoln was killed.    -photograph by Alexander Gardner

February "Abraham Lincoln, seated, holding spectacles and a pencil. photograph by Alexander Gardner. President Lincoln was just 56 years old when he was assassinated. Look what the Civil War did to him.

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. - Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln--compare the pix of Lincoln in 1860 and this one, probably much the man aged.

Mary Todd Lincoln with her sons, Willie and Tad, in 1860. Photograph by Preston Butler. iChi-11229.

Mary Todd Lincoln with her sons, Willie and Tad, in Photograph by Preston Butler. Want a copy of this photo? > Visit our Rights and Reproductions Department and give them this number: Connect with the Museum

William "Willie" Wallace Lincoln (1850-1862).  Son of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln.  He died at age 11, the most likely cause of the illness was typhoid fever, contracted from drinking contaminated water.

William "Willie" Wallace Lincoln, born December was the third son of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. He died February 1862 in the White House from Typhoid Fever.

The Widow Lincoln | The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection- Mary Todd Lincoln's Grand Children

Mary "Mamie", Abraham " Jack" and Jessie Lincoln :the children of Robert Todd Lincoln; grandchildren of Abraham Lincoln

closeup of Springfield, Illinois, Abraham Lincoln at his home, 1860, historic photo, by John Adams Whipple

closeup of Springfield, Illinois, Abraham Lincoln at his home, historic photo, by John Adams Whipple * I like the fence *

Robert Todd Lincoln (August 1, 1843 – July 26, 1926) was an American lawyer and Secretary of War, and the first son of President Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln. Born in Springfield, Illinois, United States, he was one of two of Lincoln's four sons to live to adulthood.  He & his father lacked the strong bond his father had with brothers Willie and Tad, but Robert deeply admired his father and wept openly at his deathbed.

Robert Todd Lincoln was an American lawyer and Secretary of War, and the first son of President Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln. Born in Springfield, Illinois, United States, he was one of two of Lincoln's four sons to live to adulthood.

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