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President Lincoln: Casualty of War?

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Literature +2 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)

In lessons in this issue of Smithsonian in Your Classroom, portraits of Lincoln introduce a study of the Civil War. An analysis of the portraits—including the famous “cracked-plate" photograph, two plaster “life masks," and an eyewitness drawing of Lincoln's arrival in the enemy capital of Richmond, Virginia—leads to an analysis of the times.

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Abraham Lincoln's Top Hat

National Museum of American History

3D Viewer 2

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Abraham Lincoln

National Portrait Gallery

Abraham Lincoln

National Portrait Gallery

Lincoln in Richmond

National Portrait Gallery

Casts of Abraham Lincoln's Face and Hands

National Museum of American History

Abraham Lincoln and George McClellan

National Portrait Gallery

Abraham Lincoln

National Portrait Gallery

What is this?

National Museum of American History

Prison Hoods of the Abraham Lincoln Conspirators

National Museum of American History

Emancipation Proclamation Legacy

National Museum of African American History and Culture