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Putting a face on the burden of war: Lincoln Face Morph

11/11/2009 • America's Civil War, Civil War Images

It’s still the most stressful job on the planet, aging the occupants of the White House well before their time. Alexander Gardner, Mathew Brady and others left a photographic record of the changes in Abraham Lincoln’s appearance as he made the transition from a traveling lawyer to a war-weary chief executive embarking on his second term.

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One Response to Putting a face on the burden of war: Lincoln Face Morph

  1. Neil Hanlon says:

    In a debate with Douglas in response to the accusation that he was two faced I believe Abe said — If I had another face would I be showing you this one?”

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