A stereo view discovered in a California flea market may show the President-elect embarked on a momentous journey
It was, up to that point, the photo opportunity of the century.
Here was the nation’s President-elect, Abraham Lincoln, visiting Independence Hall in Philadelphia en route to his inauguration—the defender of the Union seeking inspiration at the cradle of American independence. Adding resonance was the sacred day: Washington’s Birthday, February 22, 1861.
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