One of the old books on a shelf in my home library is written by Carl Sandburg. It’s the 1926 Edition of “Abraham Lincoln, The Prairie Years, Volumes One and Two”. Inside this book are 34 illustrations from photographs, and many cartoons, sketches, maps and letters. Below is one of the photographs.
Log Cabin the twenty-year-old Abe Lincoln helped his father build on Goose Nest Prairie in Coles County, Illinois, from original photograph in the Barrett Collection A. Lincoln is written on the outside of my book’s cover. The photograph on the left of the title page is the “Jackknife signature of Abe Lincoln on his ax handle, New Salem, Illinois, 1834. Original in Oliver R. Barrett Collection, Chicago
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was born on February 12, 1809 and died on April 15, 1865. His earliest memories were of this home and, in particular, of a flash flood that once washed away the corn and pumpkin seeds he had helped his father plant. His father, Thomas Lincoln, a descendant of a weaver’s apprentice, migrated from England to Massachusetts in 1637. Source: Britannica
The author, Carl Sandburg, wrote two books about Abraham Lincoln: “Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years, 2 volumes” (1926) ,which is a popular biography and Abraham Lincoln: “The War Years, 4 vol.” (1939; Pulitzer Prize in history, 1940). Source: Britannica
Written by Mary Gilmartin, June 2, 2013