Things You Didn’t Know About Abraham Lincoln

I’ve never been a big history buff even though it certainly intrigues me, but one of the things that has always caught my attention is the history behind presidency. Browsing through the web last night I ran across multiple facts about Abraham Lincoln in different sources coincidentally.

One of the most amazing photos I have ever seen about the history of the United States is this professionally colorized real photo of Abraham Lincoln.

Professionally colorized photo of president Lincoln.
Professionally colorized photo of president Lincoln.

Source: Reddit

Another fact that intrigues me about Abraham Lincoln is that he actually had 2 life masks made before he was assassinated. They are near replicas of his face, and can be printed out via the Smithsonian website.

Lincoln Life Masks. Left mask was done in 1860, Right mask was done in 1865.
Lincoln Life Masks. Left mask was done in 1860, Right mask was done in 1865.

Source: Mental Floss

To finish off this post, here are some other random facts about Abraham Lincoln I bet you didn’t know (I sure didn’t).

  • He was the first president to be assassinated.
  • He had deep depression, even though he would frequently tell jokes and stories to friends and family.
  • He was the tallest U.S president at 6’4″.
  • His birth mother died from milk sickness.
  • He was the first president to have a beard.
  • He was fond of pets and owned many.
  • One week before his death, he had a dream of someone crying in the White House, when he found the room; he looked in and asked who had passed away. The man in the room said the President. When he looked in the coffin, it was his own face he saw.

Source: A Lincoln Library

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