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07-17-2019, 11:44 AM
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(07-16-2019 04:36 AM)RJNorton Wrote:  In the July 1969 Lincoln Lore, R. Gerald McMurtry wrote an article about the alleged Thomas Lincoln photograph. His conclusion:

"With little data on hand to make a case for or against the so-called Thomas Lincoln photograph no conclusions ran be reached as to its authenticity. Limited knowledge of a thing usually provokes a negative reaction, and conservative students always take a safe position until documentary facts can prove the point in question; nevertheless it is believed that if the Thomas Lincoln photograph is not genuine that hoax was perpetrated in the 1860s. It is unfortunate that this photograph was not brought to light at an earlier period and that Lieutenant Flora was not interviewed carefully by some competent historian before his death on December 23, 1915. Some revealing statement coming directly from him might have cleared up the puzzling problem."

I will add that John Hall, a nearby neighbor of Thomas and Sarah Lincoln, stated that "he was sure that Thomas Lincoln never had a picture taken of himself."

Wow! Perhaps we will never know. I just don’t think so.

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Thomas Lincoln - Susan Higginbotham - 07-13-2019, 10:43 AM
RE: Thomas Lincoln - Gene C - 07-13-2019, 09:42 PM
RE: Thomas Lincoln - Steve - 07-13-2019, 11:27 PM
RE: Thomas Lincoln - RJNorton - 07-14-2019, 04:27 AM
RE: Thomas Lincoln - Gene C - 07-14-2019, 06:15 AM
RE: Thomas Lincoln - LincolnMan - 07-14-2019, 06:33 AM
RE: Thomas Lincoln - RJNorton - 07-14-2019, 07:58 AM
RE: Thomas Lincoln - Susan Higginbotham - 07-14-2019, 08:55 AM
RE: Thomas Lincoln - Steve - 07-14-2019, 03:56 PM
RE: Thomas Lincoln - Steve - 07-14-2019, 04:31 PM
RE: Thomas Lincoln - RJNorton - 07-14-2019, 05:25 PM
RE: Thomas Lincoln - Steve - 07-14-2019, 05:39 PM
RE: Thomas Lincoln - RJNorton - 07-15-2019, 03:47 AM
RE: Thomas Lincoln - LincolnMan - 07-15-2019, 01:38 PM
RE: Thomas Lincoln - mbgross - 07-17-2019, 12:27 PM
RE: Thomas Lincoln - Steve - 07-15-2019, 04:39 PM
RE: Thomas Lincoln - RJNorton - 07-16-2019, 04:36 AM
RE: Thomas Lincoln - LincolnMan - 07-17-2019 11:44 AM
RE: Thomas Lincoln - STS Lincolnite - 07-16-2019, 03:51 PM
RE: Thomas Lincoln - Eva Elisabeth - 07-16-2019, 04:29 PM
RE: Thomas Lincoln - Steve - 07-16-2019, 10:42 PM
RE: Thomas Lincoln - Eva Elisabeth - 07-17-2019, 02:52 AM
RE: Thomas Lincoln - Steve - 07-17-2019, 01:10 AM
RE: Thomas Lincoln - RJNorton - 07-17-2019, 04:29 AM
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RE: Thomas Lincoln - Steve - 07-18-2019, 05:11 PM
RE: Thomas Lincoln - Steve - 07-19-2019, 01:36 AM
RE: Thomas Lincoln - RJNorton - 07-19-2019, 03:56 AM
RE: Thomas Lincoln - Steve - 07-19-2019, 10:58 AM
RE: Thomas Lincoln - Susan Higginbotham - 07-19-2019, 11:10 AM
RE: Thomas Lincoln - Susan Higginbotham - 08-24-2019, 06:47 PM
RE: Thomas Lincoln - Gene C - 08-25-2019, 06:36 AM
RE: Thomas Lincoln - Susan Higginbotham - 08-25-2019, 11:36 AM
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