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On an overcast winter's day, an old and weathered split rail fence is a notable feature of New Salem, now a reconstructed historical village that was once home to Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States. He moved to the small central Illinois settlement in 1831 at the age of 22. Splitting wooden logs into rails for making zigzagging fences was one of the young man's many jobs while living in New Salem for six years. After becoming a lawyer and a politician, Lincoln was known as The Railsplitter when he ran for the American presidency in 1860.

On an overcast winter's day, an old and weathered split rail fence is a notable feature of New Salem, now a reconstructed historical village that was once home to Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States. He moved to the small central Illinois settlement in 1831 at the age of 22. Splitting wooden logs into rails for making zigzagging fences was one of the young man's many jobs while living in New Salem for six years. After becoming a lawyer and a politician, Lincoln was known as The Railsplitter when he ran for the American presidency in 1860. Stock Photo
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Contributor:

Michele and Tom Grimm / Alamy Stock Photo

Image ID:

2D7WA0A

File size:

38.5 MB (4.2 MB Compressed download)

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Dimensions:

3000 x 4488 px | 25.4 x 38 cm | 10 x 15 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

4 September 2017

Location:

Lincoln's New Salem, near Petersburg, Menard County, in central Illinois, USA

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This image could have imperfections as it’s either historical or reportage.

On an overcast winter's day, an old and weathered split rail fence is a notable feature of New Salem, now a reconstructed historical village that was once home to Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States. He moved to the small central Illinois settlement in 1831 at the age of 22. Splitting wooden logs into rails for making zigzagging fences was one of the young man's many jobs while living in New Salem for six years. After becoming a lawyer and a politician, Lincoln was known as The Railsplitter when he ran for the American presidency in 1860.

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