Adopt a Lincoln Whisker
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This image of President Lincoln was taken November 8th, 1863, just eleven days prior to delivering his Gettysburg Address. The photo, taken by Alexander Gardner at his studio in Washington D.C., would later serve as the model for sculptor Daniel Chester French when creating the statue for the Lincoln Memorial.
The image is on permanent display in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Journey Two: The White House Years, The Telegraph Office, and is also the focus of the production, Lincoln’s Eyes, in the Museum’s Union Theater.
What's the perfect gift for the person who has everything?
How about whiskers? The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation’s Adopt-a-Whisker Campaign© offers the most unique gift for that special someone. Imagine adopting a Lincoln whisker—a whisker from the historic 1863 Alexander Gardner photo taken of President Lincoln just eleven days prior to his delivery of the historic Gettysburg Address.
One Whisker $15 — Adopt!
Set of Three Whiskers $50 — Adopt!
Make each day a historic one by adopting a Lincoln whisker. Your adoption will ensure you hold a piece of history and that Abraham Lincoln’s rich and enduring legacy at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum will be preserved for our posterity.
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