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The Town & the City: Lowell Before The Civil War

Abraham Lincoln in Lowell - 1848

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.

Abraham Lincoln, Congressman-elect from Illinois

[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. 

The Centennial Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln. The Lowell Historical Society observed the One Hundredth Anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln by a public meeting in Memorial Hall, Wednesday evening, February 10, 1910,

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.