Marilyn Monroe Had Good Taste

 

Gotta love her taste. But I’m pretty sure Mary Todd would’ve had some SERIOUS words with Marilyn if she tried anything with Abe (you know, if the whole living at different times thing weren’t an issue).

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The Currency of Mary Todd

 

 

Now here’s something you don’t see every day:

I have never fully understood how the U.S. Mint is able to make coins that are not in circulation — nor have I ever really fully understood the purpose of commemorative coins.. but these are kind of interesting. For more info check out here: http://www.coinnews.net/2010/12/03/mary-todd-lincoln-first-spouse-gold-coins-issued/

Abe’s Business Card

Abraham Lincoln’s “Business Card”

 

Abraham Lincoln’s “Business Card”

Text reads:

“A. Lincoln. Attorney and counselor at law. Springfield, Illinois … My old customers, and others, are no doubt aware of the terrible time I have had in crossing the stream, and will be glad to know that I will be back … ready to swap horses, dispense law, make jokes split rails and perform other matters in a small way [Business card of Abraham Lincoln, probably printed by the Democratic committee in 1864.] [Springfield?].” 1864. An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera, Library of Congress.

via –

http://www.americaslibrary.gov/aa/lincoln/aa_lincoln_humor_1_e.html

“I will be back” = evidence that Lincoln was perhaps not a Vampire Hunter, but rather… the Terminator?

Words He Didn’t Say…

I’ve been reading up about misattributed quotes recently and stumbled upon a section of misattributed quotes from WikiQuotes excerpted below:

He only has the right to criticize who has the heart to help.

  • Original quote from William Penn (1693): They have a Right to censure, that have a Heart to help: The rest is Cruelty, not Justice.

It will not do to investigate the subject of religion too closely, as it is apt to lead to Infidelity.

  • Claimed by atheist Franklin Steiner, on p. 144. of one of his books to have appeared in Manford’s Magazine but he never gives a year of publication.

I hope to have God on my side, but I must have Kentucky!

  • See, for example, Albert D. Richardson (1865), The Secret Service, the Field, the Dungeon, and the Escape. The quotation is based on a comment by Rev. Moncure D. Conwayabout the progress of the Civil War.
    • It is evident that the worthy President would like to have God on his side: he must have Kentucky.
      • Moncure D. Conway (1862), The Golden Hour