Lincoln Delivering Gettysburg Address

This extreme blow-up of a photograph probably made by David Bachrach, reveals Abraham Lincoln on the speakers' stand at Gettysburg. With him in the crowd can be made out the faces of David Wills, Ward Hill Lamon, John Usher, John Hay, Andrew Curtin, John G. Nicolay, and Benjamin B. French. The discovery of Lincoln's face in this scene was made in 1953 by Josephine Cobb of the National Archives.

Date:
November 19, 1863
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
MES00017
Photographer:
David Bachrach
Height:
2132px
Width:
2579px
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