A 100th anniversary map of Abraham Lincoln's visit to Massachusetts, September 11-23, 1848.
Detail from A 100th anniversary map of Abraham Lincoln's visit to Massachusetts, September 11-23, 1848.
[Springfield, Ill., 1846 or 1847]
Quarter plate daguerreotype ; plate 4 1/4 x 3 1/4 in.
This daguerreotype is the earliest-known photograph of Abraham Lincoln,
taken at age 37 when he was a frontier lawyer in Springfield and Congressman-elect from Illinois.
Lowell's City Hall on Merrimack Street in the late 1800s.
Lowell Daily Journal and Courier, September 18, 1848
“Mr. Woodman introduced the Hon. Abraham Lincoln, of Illinois. It would be doing injustice to his speech to endeavor to give a sketch of it. It was replete with good sense, sound reasoning, and irresistible argument, and spoken with that perfect command of manner and matter which so eminently distinguishes the Western orators.”
Recollections of Lincoln in Lowell in 1848 by Hon. Samuel P. Hadley begins at the bottom of the first page below. From Contributions of the Lowell Historical Society, Vol. I. The Centennial Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln.