Sleuthing Photographs for Lincoln

30 Sep

Photographs are a major source of historical evidence. As evidence, they need to be “read” critically.

I and my co-authors of Orange City are knee-deep in photographic evidence for this particular place. (See previous posts on this project here.)

Others are also at work on photographs, of course. The Smithsonian brings us some photographic sleuthing by Christopher Oakley, who has been looking for more evidence of Abraham Lincoln during the day of the Gettysburg Address. See what Oakley has found here.

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One Response to “Sleuthing Photographs for Lincoln”

  1. Holm, Thomas September 30, 2013 at 3:59 pm #

    Thanks, Doug, most interesting!

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