Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Can you Identify the Sons of Abraham & Mary Lincoln?


This c. 1861 painting shows the Lincolns and their three sons.*  (Their second son, Edward, had died in 1850, missing his fourth birthday by just over a month.) 

To learn more about Robert, attend the Exeter Historical Society's next meeting on Tuesday, April 5th at 7:30pm.  In an illustrated presentation entitled "Whatever Happened to Robert Todd Lincoln?" curator Barbara Rimkunas will explore the somewhat challenging life of Abraham Lincoln's only surviving son. 



*Robert, the eldest -- who attended Phillips Exeter Academy -- is standing.  Willie, who died in 1862, is seated in front of the table, and Tad (Thomas) is with his father.

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