Abraham Lincoln Home, Springfield, Illinois    Photographer: Matt Turner    This is from a photo contest for National Historic Landmarks.   The McDowell House is also a National Historic Landmark.

Abraham Lincoln Home, Springfield, Illinois Photographer: Matt Turner This is from a photo contest for National Historic Landmarks. The McDowell House is also a National Historic Landmark.

Abraham Lincoln (16th President), was the first president to bring a cat into the White House. When Abe Lincoln assumed office, his son, Tad, asked to bring his cat - named Tabby, on the trip from Illinois to the nation's capital, Lincoln was compelled to agree.

Abraham Lincoln (16th President), was the first president to bring a cat into the White House. When Abe Lincoln assumed office, his son, Tad, asked to bring his cat - named Tabby, on the trip from Illinois to the nation's capital, Lincoln was compelled to agree.

Abraham Lincoln and his hat  Very impressed with Ray Downing's images of Abraham Lincoln.  The photos look so real.

Abraham Lincoln and his hat Very impressed with Ray Downing's images of Abraham Lincoln. The photos look so real.

President Abraham Lincoln, who was shot on April 14th, 1865 by John Wilkes Booth in Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., just five days after the surrender of the Civil War's Confederate leader, General Lee. He died the following morning

President Abraham Lincoln, who was shot on April 14th, 1865 by John Wilkes Booth in Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., just five days after the surrender of the Civil War's Confederate leader, General Lee. He died the following morning

Abraham Lincoln’s cats included Tabby and Dixie. The president also brought a few strays into the White House.

Abraham Lincoln’s cats included Tabby and Dixie. The president also brought a few strays into the White House.

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