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.

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

Launching a Dream.

Today I have launched a dream. That dream has taken the form of a collection of Abraham Lincoln stuff.

Although I desperately wanted the title of the blog to be a pun on Lincoln Logs (Lincoln bLogs?) I figured that may be a little heavy handed and “The Honest Abe Blog” would do.

The photo above was taken when I accidentally “met” President Lincoln on 7/4/2008. The moment took me by surprise — one doesn’t necessarily wake up and expect to meet a former President (or a former President impersonator) — but I was lucky enough to have that happen AND to have my digital camera with me when it happened. Interestingly enough this chance encounter took place at the corner ofLincoln & Altgeld in Chicago.

See you next week, Lincoln lovers.