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Lincoln Seen and Heard Performance

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Originally published on HistoryNet.com. Published Online: February 05, 2013 
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Abraham Lincoln, photographed February 9, 1864, by Anthony Berger for Brady & Co.

Remember Abraham Lincoln through his unforgettable words and revealing images on the 203rd anniversary of his birth.  Lincoln was frequently photographed at precisely the time of his most important speeches, and this performance combines his words and pictures, orchestrating both to evoke the real Lincoln—from his days as prairie politician to the presidency to immortality.

Steven Lang and Harold Holzer
Steven Lang and Harold Holzer
Stephen Lang, star of stage (A Few Good Men), screen (Avatar), and television (Terra Nova) recites Lincoln's words and Harold Holzer, award-winning Lincoln scholar, and Metropolitan Museum executive narrates and displays archival photographs in a special program to be held in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, February 12 at 6:00 p.m. This is a special encore of a program that has been performed at the White House, Ford's Theatre, the George H. W. Bush and William J. Clinton Presidential Libraries, and other venues.

To learn more or to purchase tickets, visit The Metropolitan Museum of Art Website.



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