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21 Newly Discovered Photos of Abraham Lincoln


By all accounts, Abraham Lincoln was one of the greatest presidents in U.S. history. And though he was reluctant to be photographed, he did become the first U.S. president to have his photo taken while in office.

A new book captures 114 incredible photos of Lincoln, some never before seen by the public. Here are some of the most remarkable photos of this amazing man.

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The earliest known photo of Abraham Lincoln was taken in 1846 in Springfield, Illinois by photographer Nicholas H. Shepherd.