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01-14-2020, 06:21 PM
Post: #16
RE: Who is this?
Who is this?

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01-14-2020, 06:28 PM
Post: #17
RE: Who is this?
I'm sure I'm wrong, but is it a young Jack Lincoln?

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01-14-2020, 07:19 PM (This post was last modified: 01-14-2020 07:21 PM by AussieMick.)
Post: #18
RE: Who is this?
I'm (almost) sure that I've seen it most days for the last 6 months on the front of some website.

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01-14-2020, 08:32 PM
Post: #19
RE: Who is this?
I'm going to vote the same as Rob. Pretty sure that it's Robert's son.
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01-15-2020, 04:57 AM
Post: #20
RE: Who is this?
Wow, I blurred the picture slightly, skewed it a little, and cropped it out of a larger photo, but Rob and Laurie got it right. Excellent! Yes, is it Abraham 'Jack' Lincoln II, son of Robert Lincoln. He is posing with a high wheeled bike known as a penny-farthing in the 1880s.

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01-15-2020, 07:34 AM
Post: #21
RE: Who is this?
I would guess the bicycle is a photographers prop?
Somehow I can't quite picture Robert Lincoln running along side helping Jack learn how to ride that thing.

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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01-15-2020, 08:19 AM
Post: #22
RE: Who is this?
That could be, Gene, but the Republic magazine was quoted as saying (with regard to Robert's children), "The second is a boy named Abraham, about eight years old, who rides a bicycle like a professional in company with the sons of President Garfield and Attorney General [I. Wayne] MacVeagh." Both the boulder at the left and the backdrop are studio props.

Source: The Lincoln Family Album (Mark E. Neely, Jr. and Harold Holzer), p. 144.
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01-30-2020, 12:32 PM
Post: #23
RE: Who is this?
The male in this photo was one of the most important people in Lincoln's life. This photo was taken when the gentleman was older. Who is he?

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01-30-2020, 01:22 PM
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Billy Greene?
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01-30-2020, 01:29 PM
Post: #25
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Good guess, Roger, but it isn't Greene.

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01-30-2020, 03:03 PM
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"Uncle Jimmy" Short?
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01-30-2020, 03:33 PM
Post: #27
RE: Who is this?
I can see a bit of a resemblance, Roger, but it isn't him either.

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01-30-2020, 09:15 PM
Post: #28
RE: Who is this?
I'd like to think it was Benjamin Austin Gollaher, but I dont see much resemblance to the other photos Ive seen of him ... I guess it could be him.
"I would rather see him than any man living." ~ President Abraham Lincoln about Austin Gollaher, on Gollaher's grave stone.

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01-30-2020, 09:51 PM
Post: #29
RE: Who is this?
Sorry Mike, but it's not Gollaher.

Clue: This man was one of Herndon's informants.

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01-31-2020, 10:19 AM
Post: #30
RE: Who is this?
Rob, was the person from New Salem?
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