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Tag Archives: Abraham Lincoln
1923: Emancipation Machine
“I feel that I have done something for the women who have always had to work so hard. This will enable them more easily to earn a living.” Statement of Christopher Latham Sholes, inventor of the typewriter HOW WOMEN … Continue reading
John Russell Pope: Competition Proposal for Lincoln Monument (1912); Pope’s firm designed the National Archives and Records Administration building (1935), the Jefferson Memorial (1943) and the West Building of the National Gallery of Art (1941).
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged 1910's, 20th Century, Abraham Lincoln, Architecture, Drawing, John Russell Pope, Monuments, USA, Washington DC Leave a comment
1862: That Time Abraham Lincoln Levitated on a Piano
Fayette Hall’s Secret and Political History of the War of the Rebellion (1890) (here) is an interesting example of conspiracy theory from the turn of the century, blaming “Abraham Lincoln’s lust for power, and the people’s greed for gold, or … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged 19th Century, Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War, Fayette Hall, Pianos, Slavery, Spiritualism Leave a comment
1865: John Wilkes Booth Shot Me!
In a letter published in the April 1910 issue of The Journal of Psychical Research, a woman named Ella Hughes recalled a childhood connection to John Wilkes Booth and a strange dream of her mother’s at the time of Lincoln’s … Continue reading