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Abraham Lincoln At Independence Hall Philadelphia For Sale
This listing is for a vintage magazine "The Saturday Evening Post" from February 1976, featuring a cover with a beautiful painting of the bust of Abraham Lincoln. The magazine also contains a feature-length article about when Lincoln appeared at Philadelphia's Independence Hall on his inauguration journey to Washington, D.C.
Lincoln departed Springfield for the last time on February 11, 1861 and began a long journey to Washington where he was inaugurated on March 4, 1861. Along that two-week trip, he stopped in major cities and countless small towns and villages, sometimes giving major speeches, other times just making a quick appearance. He arrived in Philadelphia on the night of February 21, 1861 and appeared on Washington's birthday, February 22, at Independence Hall. The Declaration of Independence represented every ideal of America to Lincoln, and he was deeply moved to speak there on that special day.
During that speech, Lincoln said: "...if this country cannot be saved without giving up that principle that all should have an equal chance....I would rather be assassinated on this this spot than surrender it." Slightly more than 4 years later, Independence Hall hosted the remains of Abraham Lincoln as the citizens of that city paid their deepest respects to the martyred leader.
This article tells the story of Lincoln's speech, but more importantly, it was the first publication of a long-lost photo of that day's event, complete with Lincoln on the speaker's platform. He is shown as the American flag with the 34th star for the new state of Kansas is about to be raised. The article was written by famed Lincoln photographic expert Lloyd Ostendorf who catalogued every known photographic pose of Lincoln.
Other articles in the magazine are about former President Richard Nixon in retirement, "Dr" Julius Erving, the famous Dr. J. of basketball; Antarctica; Haiti; and so on. But the real attraction is the beautiful cover and fascinating article about Lincoln.
Condition: The magazine is in excellent condition with no rips or tears. No musty smell. offerding opens at only $4.50. Shipping will be $7.50 because this magazine measures 13" in length, and 10" in width, larger than most magazines today. I'm an early member of (1997) and have perfect response rating. offer with confidence!
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