Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times

Image of Abraham Lincoln

Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Alfred whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana

Exhibit from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

November 10-December 8, 2010
(Closed Thanksgiving, November 25)
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

More books have been written about Lincoln than any other American, yet public knowledge about our most famous president is dominated by a series of iconic images: the son of an illiterate frontier farmer who taught himself to read; the savior of the Union; the Great Emancipator; the martyred leader.

Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times invites visitors to look beyond the myth. We hope that presenting Lincoln's own words in speeches, letters, and proclamations will encourage a deeper understanding of the nation's 16th president's life, accomplishments, and legacy.

Lincoln believed that America's greatest strength lay in guaranteeing its citizens their natural rights and opportunities to succeed. Like Thomas Jefferson, Lincoln believed that "all men are created equal," and he carried these democratic ideals to their logical conclusion further than any president had done before.

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Last updated: April 10, 2015

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