Abraham Lincoln in Monmouth

This portrait of Abraham Lincoln was taken on by William Judkins Thomson on October 11, 1858, in Monmouth, Illinois. Muddy conditions in Monmouth forced the cancellation of a planned outdoor demonstration. The crowds gathered to see him anyway, and he ended up speaking for three hours. The Chicago Tribune reported that his "pathos and eloquence" held his audience in "wrapt attention." The Monmouth Review, however, claimed that his speech was decidedly unworthy "of a would be Senator."

Date:
October 11, 1858
Original Format:
Ambrotype
Item#:
MES63050
Photographer:
William Judkins Thomson
Height:
2887px
Width:
2304px
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