"Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing." -Abraham Lincoln.
This was the last formal picture taken of Lincoln on Feb. 5, 1865 by Alexander Gardner. He was assassinated on April 14, 1865 by John Wilkes Booth.
Warning, real history. May cause cognitive dissonance. Lerone Bennett Jr. on Lincoln: "...he was not an emancipator, great or otherwise. He did not emancipate black people in this country. And it is unfortunate for black people and white people that there's been so much misinformation disseminated on Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation." Read the full Q&A here. See also: 'Forced into Glory: Abraham Lincoln's White Dream '