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How to Sharpen an Axe - Picture Heavy “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe” –Abraham Lincoln

The earliest known image of Willie Lincoln; In 1862 Mary's favorite son, Willie, died in the White House. This led to a tormented period of mourning. According to Elizabeth Keckley, Mary's seamstress, her grief was so overbearing that Mr. Lincoln warned she would have to be sent to an asylum if she couldn't control it.

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The American capital needs no introduction, and now, thanks to House of Cards, it’s more popular than ever. Go there in 2015 to see all the sights from the Netflix drama, as well as artefacts on show to commemorate 150 years since the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. © Tetra Images/Henryk Sadura/Getty Images

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Pictured: The hidden room on Mount Rushmore

Sculptor Gutzon Borglum who created the president heads on Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, also designed a hidden room behind Abraham Lincoln's face to house a history of the USA.

William Wallace Lincoln, 11-year-old son of Abraham and Mary, died at the White House on February 20, 1862. He apparently died of Typhus, contracted by contaminated water. Elizabeth Keckly, the former slave who designed Mrs. Lincoln's beautiful wardrobe, washed and dressed him. When the President gazed at him, he mourned, "My poor boy, he was too good for this earth. God has called him home..."

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Telegram from General William T. Sherman to President Abraham Lincoln announcing the surrender of Savannah, Georgia, as a Christmas present to the President

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