Lincoln's Contemporaries

Who were Abraham Lincoln’s contemporaries? They included many fascinating people beyond the politicians and military leaders of the Civil War.

Art Exhibition previously on at Smithsonian in District of Columbia, United States.
From Friday 13 May 2016 to Sunday 12 May 2019

Published by Smithsonian on Tuesday 02 February 2016.
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This exhibition features Mathew Brady’s portraits of twenty celebrities—from showman P.T. Barnum and inventor Samuel Morse to musician Teresa Carreño and clergyman Henry Ward Beecher—who reflect the diversity of American intellectual and cultural life during Lincoln’s presidency.