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This statue of Abraham Lincoln is called, "A Greater Task".  It depicts Lincon, facing East, and bracing himself against the winds, to symbolize the dangers that await him once leaving for Washington, DC.  This sculpture was unveiled on June 29, 2006 and was sculpted by John McClarey of Decature, IL.   Mike Lynaugh Photography The entrance to the Lincoln exhibit in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, IL depicts Lincoln and his family welcoming you to the White House.   Mike lynaugh Photography This house was home to Abraham Lincoln and his family from 1844 until he departed for Washington, DC in 1861 to become the 16th President of the United States.  This home is the only home that Lincoln ever owned.   Mike Lynaugh Photography  The Lincoln Tomb is the final resting place of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln at the Oak Ridge Cemtery in Springfield, IL.  Lincoln's remains were moved to the burial room within this memorial upon it's completion in 1874.  However after two Chicago criminals attempted to steal Lincoln's remains and hold them for ransom in 1876, Lincoln was moved to a different, and more secure part of the tomb.   Mike Lynaugh Photography  The Lincoln Tomb is the final resting place of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln at the Oak Ridge Cemtery in Springfield, IL.  Lincoln's remains were moved to the burial room within this memorial upon it's completion in 1874.  However after two Chicago criminals attempted to steal Lincoln's remains and hold them for ransom in 1876, Lincoln was moved to a different, and more secure part of the tomb.   Mike Lynaugh Photography This is one of President Lincoln's personal carriages that he and Mary used to ride in together.  This is NOT the carriage he rode to go to Ford's Theater on that fateful night, however, it is an original Lincoln carriage that was on temporary exhibit here at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum.   Mike Lynaugh Photograph This is the actual bed that President Abraham Lincoln died in.  According to the sign that was on display here at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum & Library, "In this bed Lincoln died at 7:22 a.m. on Saturday, April 15, 1865.  It stood in a small room in the Petersen house on Tenth Street, opposite Ford's Theatre.  Given his great height, Lincoln was placed diagonally on the bed.  'The Last Hours of Lincoln' (painting shown in the background) portrays the tragic scene of Lincoln slowly dying from a fatal gunshot wound to the head."   Mike Lynaugh Photography  The Lincoln Tomb is the final resting place of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln at the Oak Ridge Cemtery in Springfield, IL.  Lincoln's remains were moved to the burial room within this memorial upon it's completion in 1874.  However after two Chicago criminals attempted to steal Lincoln's remains and hold them for ransom in 1876, Lincoln was moved to a different, and more secure part of the tomb.   Mike Lynaugh Photography This statue of Abraham Lincoln is called, "A Greater Task".  It depicts Lincon, facing East, and bracing himself against the winds, to symbolize the dangers that await him once leaving for Washington, DC.  This sculpture was unveiled on June 29, 2006 and was sculpted by John McClarey of Decature, IL.   Mike Lynaugh Photography A depiction of Abraham Lincoln's presidential booth during the assassination of Lincoln at Ford's Theater.   Mike Lynaugh Photography A depiction of President Abraham Lincoln and his cabinet discussing the Emancipation at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library in Springfield, IL.   Mike Lynaugh Photography The Old State Capitol building in Springfield, IL.  According to the historical sign out front of this building, "Abraham Lincoln frequented the building from 1839 until he departed in 1861 to assume the presidency.  As a lawyer, he often practiced before the Illinois Supreme Court.  Lincoln delivered several important speeches, including the 1858 'House Divided' address, in Represenatives' Hall.  The Governor's Room served as his informal headquarters during the 1860 Presidential campaign.  In 1865 citizens paid their last respects to the assassinated president in Representatives' Hall before burial at Oak Ridge Cemetery."   Mike Lynaugh Photography  The Lincoln Tomb is the final resting place of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln at the Oak Ridge Cemtery in Springfield, IL.  Lincoln's remains were moved to the burial room within this memorial upon it's completion in 1874.  However after two Chicago criminals attempted to steal Lincoln's remains and hold them for ransom in 1876, Lincoln was moved to a different, and more secure part of the tomb.   Mike Lynaugh Photography President Abraham Lincoln's receiving vault at Oak Ridge Cemtery in Springfield, IL.  This is the original vault that housed the reamains of President Lincoln from May 4, 1865 until December 21, 1865.   Mike Lynaugh Photography A memorial to the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) surrounded by Union Veterans of the Civil War rests within the Oak Ridge Cemtery in Springfield, IL.   Mike Lynaugh Photography The memorial dedicated to memory of Herbert Wells Fay and his son Earl Owen Fay who were custodians of President Lincoln's tomb from 1921 - 1950.  Herbert Wells Fay was appointed custodian in 1921 and held the position until he stepped down on January 1, 1949 at the age of 90, he would die that following October.  Fay's son, Earl Owen Fay, was appointed custodian by President Eisenhower following his father's retirement, and served in that position until June 1950.   Mike Lynaugh Photography Abraham Lincoln's bedroom at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield, IL.   Mike Lynaugh Photography The front parlor of Abraham Lincoln's home is where the Lincolns entertained important guests.  It was in this room where on May 19, 1860 men from the Republican National Convention officiallly asked Lincoln to run for President of the United States. The original pigeon-hole writing desk that Abraham Lincoln used while living here in his home in Springfield, IL.   Mike Lynaugh Photography This is the sitting room inside of President Lincoln's home in Springfield, IL.  This room would be considered a family room today, and is where the Lincolns spent a majority of their time together.   Mike Lynaugh Photography John Wilkes Booth standing at the entrance to the Lincoln exhibit in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, IL depicts how the White House looked during the days that Lincoln occupied the office of President.   Mike lynaugh Photography This room within the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum contains exact reproduction of one of Mary Todd Lincoln's gowns that she wore as First Lady of the United States.   Mike Lynaugh Photography A depiction of the Lincoln Douglas debates during the presidential campaign of 1860.   Mike Lynaugh Photography This depiction of a family being torn apart during slavery is part of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Libary and Museum in Springfield, IL.   Mike Lynaugh Photography The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, IL.   Mike lynaugh Photography The Lincoln Family sculpture in downtown Springfield, IL.  The statue depicts live size representations of Lincoln and his family and is located outside of his old law office near the Old State Capitol buidling.   Mike Lynaugh Photography This house was home to Abraham Lincoln and his family from 1844 until he departed for Washington, DC in 1861 to become the 16th President of the United States.  This home is the only home that Lincoln ever owned.   Mike Lynaugh Photography The Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices in Springfield, IL.  As per the sign outside the building,  "A portion of the first floor was occupied by Springfield's Post Office, while attorneys rented third-floor offices.  Among them was Lincoln, who had offices here with partners Stephen T. Logan (1843-1844) and William H. Herndon (1844 - CA. 1850).  Here Lincoln also argued cases before the federal courts that met from 1841 to 1855 in a second-floor courtroom.   Mike Lynaugh Photography  The Lincoln Tomb is the final resting place of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln at the Oak Ridge Cemtery in Springfield, IL.  Lincoln's remains were moved to the burial room within this memorial upon it's completion in 1874.  However after two Chicago criminals attempted to steal Lincoln's remains and hold them for ransom in 1876, Lincoln was moved to a different, and more secure part of the tomb.   Mike Lynaugh Photography  The Lincoln Tomb is the final resting place of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln at the Oak Ridge Cemtery in Springfield, IL.  Lincoln's remains were moved to the burial room within this memorial upon it's completion in 1874.  However after two Chicago criminals attempted to steal Lincoln's remains and hold them for ransom in 1876, Lincoln was moved to a different, and more secure part of the tomb.   Mike Lynaugh Photography  The Lincoln Tomb is the final resting place of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln at the Oak Ridge Cemtery in Springfield, IL.  Lincoln's remains were moved to the burial room within this memorial upon it's completion in 1874.  However after two Chicago criminals attempted to steal Lincoln's remains and hold them for ransom in 1876, Lincoln was moved to a different, and more secure part of the tomb.   Mike Lynaugh Photography  The Lincoln Tomb is the final resting place of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln at the Oak Ridge Cemtery in Springfield, IL.  Lincoln's remains were moved to the burial room within this memorial upon it's completion in 1874.  However after two Chicago criminals attempted to steal Lincoln's remains and hold them for ransom in 1876, Lincoln was moved to a different, and more secure part of the tomb.   Mike Lynaugh Photography President Abraham Lincoln's receiving vault at Oak Ridge Cemtery in Springfield, IL.  This is the original vault that housed the reamains of President Lincoln from May 4, 1865 until December 21, 1865.   Mike Lynaugh Photography The grave of Hiram F. McNamar at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illonois.  McNamar served in Company L, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Artillery from 1861-1864, then later in Company D 4th Regiment US Veteran Volunteer Infantry from 1865-1866.   Mike Lynaugh Photography  The Lincoln Tomb is the final resting place of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln at the Oak Ridge Cemtery in Springfield, IL.  Lincoln's remains were moved to the burial room within this memorial upon it's completion in 1874.  However after two Chicago criminals attempted to steal Lincoln's remains and hold them for ransom in 1876, Lincoln was moved to a different, and more secure part of the tomb.   Mike Lynaugh Photography The memorial dedicated to memory of Herbert Wells Fay and his son Earl Owen Fay who were custodians of President Lincoln's tomb from 1921 - 1950.  Herbert Wells Fay was appointed custodian in 1921 and held the position until he stepped down on January 1, 1949 at the age of 90, he would die that following October.  Fay's son, Earl Owen Fay, was appointed custodian by President Eisenhower following his father's retirement, and served in that position until June 1950.   Mike Lynaugh Photography This statue of Abraham Lincoln is called, "A Greater Task".  It depicts Lincon, facing East, and bracing himself against the winds, to symbolize the dangers that await him once leaving for Washington, DC.  This sculpture was unveiled on June 29, 2006 and was sculpted by John McClarey of Decature, IL.   Mike Lynaugh Photography The entrance to the Lincoln exhibit in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, IL depicts how the White House looked during the days that Lincoln occupied the office of President.   Mike lynaugh Photography The current Illinois State Capitol Building in Springfield, IL.   Mike Lynaugh Photography The Old State Capitol building in Springfield, IL.  According to the historical sign out front of this building, "Abraham Lincoln frequented the building from 1839 until he departed in 1861 to assume the presidency.  As a lawyer, he often practiced before the Illinois Supreme Court.  Lincoln delivered several important speeches, including the 1858 'House Divided' address, in Represenatives' Hall.  The Governor's Room served as his informal headquarters during the 1860 Presidential campaign.  In 1865 citizens paid their last respects to the assassinated president in Representatives' Hall before burial at Oak Ridge Cemetery."   Mike Lynaugh Photography A representation of the Lincoln's during their life here in Springfield, IL.   Mike Lynaugh Photography It is said that Lincoln let his sons do whatever they wanted, and this even held true when he was at work in his law office in Springfield, IL. This display is part of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Libary and Museum in Springfield, IL. A depiction of John Wilkes Booth sneaking into Abraham Lincoln's presidential booth during the assassination of Lincoln at Ford's Theater.   Mike Lynaugh Photography A depiction of President Abraham Lincoln and his cabinet discussing the Emancipation at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library in Springfield, IL.   Mike Lynaugh Photography President Abraham Lincoln's receiving vault at Oak Ridge Cemtery in Springfield, IL.  This is the original vault that housed the reamains of President Lincoln from May 4, 1865 until December 21, 1865.   Mike Lynaugh Photography This house was home to Abraham Lincoln and his family from 1844 until he departed for Washington, DC in 1861 to become the 16th President of the United States.  This home is the only home that Lincoln ever owned.   Mike Lynaugh Photography The Old State Capitol building in Springfield, IL.  According to the historical sign out front of this building, "Abraham Lincoln frequented the building from 1839 until he departed in 1861 to assume the presidency.  As a lawyer, he often practiced before the Illinois Supreme Court.  Lincoln delivered several important speeches, including the 1858 'House Divided' address, in Represenatives' Hall.  The Governor's Room served as his informal headquarters during the 1860 Presidential campaign.  In 1865 citizens paid their last respects to the assassinated president in Representatives' Hall before burial at Oak Ridge Cemetery."   Mike Lynaugh Photography The current Illinois State Capitol Building in Springfield, IL.   Mike Lynaugh Photography The War Gallery at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, IL.   Mike Lynaugh Photography A memorial to the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) surrounded by Union Veterans of the Civil War rests within the Oak Ridge Cemtery in Springfield, IL.   Mike Lynaugh Photography A memorial to the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) surrounded by Union Veterans of the Civil War rests within the Oak Ridge Cemtery in Springfield, IL.   Mike Lynaugh Photography The Old State Capitol building in Springfield, IL.  According to the historical sign out front of this building, "Abraham Lincoln frequented the building from 1839 until he departed in 1861 to assume the presidency.  As a lawyer, he often practiced before the Illinois Supreme Court.  Lincoln delivered several important speeches, including the 1858 'House Divided' address, in Represenatives' Hall.  The Governor's Room served as his informal headquarters during the 1860 Presidential campaign.  In 1865 citizens paid their last respects to the assassinated president in Representatives' Hall before burial at Oak Ridge Cemetery."   Mike Lynaugh Photography This room within the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum contains exact reproduction of one of Mary Todd Lincoln's gowns that she wore as First Lady of the United States.   Mike Lynaugh Photography Photographs of President Abraham Lincoln from before he became President of the United States through a few days before his assassination.  You can see, very clearly, how the Civil War took a toll on him and aged him greatly during those 4 years.   Mike Lynaugh Photography The Gettysburg Address murual at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, IL.   Mike Lynaugh Photography A painting depicting the celebrations within the city of Washington, DC following General Lee's surrender to General Grant at Appomattox, VA.   Mike Lynaugh Photography This house was home to Abraham Lincoln and his family from 1844 until he departed for Washington, DC in 1861 to become the 16th President of the United States.  This home is the only home that Lincoln ever owned.   Mike Lynaugh Photography The sign outside of the Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices in Springfield, IL.  As per the sign "A portion of the first floor was occupied by Springfield's Post Office, while attorneys rented third-floor offices.  Among them was Lincoln, who had offices here with partners Stephen T. Logan (1843-1844) and William H. Herndon (1844 - CA. 1850).  Here Lincoln also argued cases before the federal courts that met from 1841 to 1855 in a second-floor courtroom.   Mike Lynaugh Photography This is the historical plaque on the outside of his brother-in-law's store in Springfield, IL.  It was in this building that Lincoln wrote his first inaugural address in the back room of this building before heading to Washington, DC.   Mike Lynaugh Photography This is one of President Lincoln's personal carriages that he and Mary used to ride in together.  This is NOT the carriage he rode to go to Ford's Theater on that fateful night, however, it is an original Lincoln carriage that was on temporary exhibit here at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum.   Mike Lynaugh Photograph The current Illinois State Capitol Building in Springfield, IL.   Mike Lynaugh Photography A full scale reproduction of the Representatives Hall in the Old State Capitol here in Springfield, IL when President Lincoln lay in state during this final viewing for the fallen president.   Mike Lynaugh Photography This is one of President Lincoln's personal carriages that he and Mary used to ride in together.  This is NOT the carriage he rode to go to Ford's Theater on that fateful night, however, it is an original Lincoln carriage that was on temporary exhibit here at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum.   Mike Lynaugh Photograph An original playbill for "Our American Cousin" which was the play President Lincoln and his wife attended the evening of Lincoln's assassination at Ford's Theater in Washington, DC.  It is on display at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum & Library in Springfield, IL.   Mike Lynaugh Photography The entrance to the Lincoln exhibit in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, IL depicts how the White House looked during the days that Lincoln occupied the office of President.   Mike lynaugh Photography A statue of Stephan A. Douglas stands outside the Illinois State Capitol Building in Springfield, IL.  Stephen Douglas as the Democratic Party nominee for President in 1860 and lost to Abraham Lincoln.   Mike Lynaugh Photography A statue of Abraham Lincoln in front of the Illinois State Capitol Building in Springfield, IL.   Mike Lynaugh Photography Abraham Lincoln's bedroom at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield, IL.   Mike Lynaugh Photography jQuery Images by VisualLightBox.com v5.3m