Republicans love to remind everybody that they’re the party of Abraham Lincoln. Which is true. But they might want to do a little more research on Honest Abe. Because the GOP Twitter account just tweeted a fake Lincoln quote.
Today, Bowdoin College is set to show off an incredibly rare acquisition—a vintage photograph of Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration from 1861. The image, one of only three known to exist, shows a large crowd gathered outside the east side of the US Capitol to attend Lincoln’s swearing-in ceremony.
The next time you clean out your change jar and find yourself with $148.33 worth of pennies you don’t feel like lugging to the bank, why not turn them into a nine-feet tall, six-feet white mosaic portrait of Honest Abe that would look great over your fire place—if you’re strong enough to lift it into place.
A blow to the back of the head is dangerous enough, but when doctors have examined such head injuries, they’ve found a strange phenomenon. A hit to the back of the head cause breaks in the front of the skull.
The internet is a beautiful medium where people can exchange brain-tickling images in a wondrous marketplace of ideas. Just kidding. It’s mostly garbage. Here’s some garbage we found on the internet recently.
The Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, NY just opened a new installation, "Autopsy for a Nation: The Death of Abraham Lincoln," marking the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's assassination. The exhibit's key items include handwritten notes by the physicians who conducted the President's autopsy.
It's easy to think of data journalism as a modern invention. With all the hype, a casual reader might assume that it was invented sometime during the 2012 presidential campaign.
Hey, happy Lincoln's birthday! Abe would have been 206 today, and the US Patent and Trademark Office took the chance to remind us of a strange and oft-forgotten fact: The United States' 16th president is the only one to ever hold a patent. And a very interesting patent, at that.
This faux trailer from the upcoming LEGO Movie Blu-Ray answers a question we never thought to ask: What if Michelangelo (the artist, not the turtle) teamed up with Abraham Lincoln for a time-traveling buddy cop movie set to a 1970s soundtrack? It would be out of sight.
A Disney-animator has inadvertently stumbled upon what he thinks is only the second known photograph of Abraham Lincoln taken on the same day he delivered his famous speech at Gettysburg.
A sizable number of history's most unforgettable images were photographed in black and white. Now, through the digital process of colorization, we can see how these scenes might have appeared in person.
Did you know that Abraham Lincoln is the only American president ever to hold a patent? Unfortunately, his invention wasn't any good. But it was hilarious.
While Steven Spielberg gives us his biopic view of Abraham Lincoln this weekend, Lego builder Andrew Becraft offers a less realistic view of the United States' 16th president. He mounts minifig versions of other American leaders atop plastic dinosaurs, gives them guns, and creates moments from a strange alternate…
Abraham Lincoln was a man famous for using his words, but in one situation he came very close to physical — and potentially deadly — blows. When Lincoln was challenged to a duel with a political rival in 1842, the future president was honor-bound to accept. But he thought his best chance for survival was to duel with…
As Americans, we are expected to be optimistic. We look to the future, and the vista of endless progress — but we're still haunted by the past, including the stuff we brought with us from the Old World. And vampires perfectly represent this great national tension. They're going to live forever (just like Fame!) but…
We recently looked at the hilarious lengths 19th century photographers went through to keep infants from jumping out of portraits. Incidentally, the long exposure times that would've ruined those baby pictures allowed camera fiends of the 1800s to stage supernatural snapshots.
Dr. Charles A. Leale, a young army surgeon on leave for the evening, was the first physician to reach President Lincoln's
Abraham Lincoln was one of the most celebrated and mysterious presidents in the in U.S. (maybe this is why he made such an excellent vampire hunter.) His assassination sent a nation into mourning, and was followed by a two week funeral tour by train car. But Lincoln's body did not find rest at the end of this…
The action-packed second trailer is out for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and it gives us more insight into the president-to-be's vampire hunting history. Watch Lincoln consecrate his axe blade with holy water and send those antebellum bloodsuckers back to Hell.