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Snapped shots…

A collection of… well, strange old photos, from the remarkable Black and WTF.  Consider, for example:



More– much more– at Black and WTF.

As we revisit our family albums, we might recall that it was on this date in 1860 that Abraham Lincoln was elected the 16th president of the United States over a deeply divided Democratic Party, becoming the first Republican to win the office.  Lincoln received only 40 percent of the popular vote but handily defeated the three other candidates: Southern Democrat John C. Breckinridge, Constitutional Union candidate John Bell, and, famously, Northern Democrat and Illinois senator Stephen Douglas.

Matthew Brady’s 1864 photo of Lincoln reading to his son Tad