Prior to the recently discovered photo (which has not been verified, and might never be), there was only one other photo of Lincoln at the ceremony dedicating the cemetery. Lincoln was not the keynote speaker, and only spoke for about three minutes in a day when speeches might go on for hours. After Edward Everett's 2-HOUR speech (who preceded the President in the program), everyone (photographer included) may just wanted to leave, or they were sleeping. God I know I would.
Wikipedia article on the ceremony at Gettysburg.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Posted by Mark at 03:32