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Selected  Civil War Figures: Davis, Lee, Grant, Stanton, Lincoln, Douglas.

Portrait length color image of Abraham Lincoln, 1832 aka.  Rail Splitter, by George Stuart.
Text: Signature image of Abraham Lincoln, 1832 aka.  Rail Splitter, by George Stuart.

He rose from being a simple laborer to become President!

When campaigning for office neither Lincoln nor his managers hesitated to use his image as “Honest Abe the rail splitter” to enhance his appeal to the workingman. The origins of this theme were modest but true. This theme has since taken on mystic proportions.

Full length color image of Abraham Lincoln, 1832 aka.  Rail Splitter, by George Stuart.

Left close up color image of Abraham Lincoln, 1832 aka.  Rail Splitter, by George Stuart.

Right closup color image of Abraham Lincoln, 1832 aka.  Rail Splitter, by George Stuart.

Portrait by artist-historian George Stuart.
Courtesy Museum of Ventura County.

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