Abe Lincoln - Runs for President: the Association of Lincoln Presenters met in Vandalia IL - the first ILLINOIS state capital. From a story for Aljazeera America's terrific website. May 2015

James Mitchell, as Abe Lincoln. In April 2015, the Association of Lincoln Presenters met in Vandalia IL - the first ILLINOIS state capital.

Abe Lincoln served two terms in the Legislature, and walked the halls of the old State Capital bldg.

Lincolns lurked everywhere.

The Lincoln parade in Vandalia.

Frederick Douglass and Lincolns walk on the main street of Vandalia.

Frederick Douglass joined the Lincolns on the last day.

After the parade.

Even Abe needed to "strike an image"... as Matthew Brady called his photography.

In the State Capital building.

Mary Todd Lincolns, a handful, join the Abes on the Capital steps

A group shot at the Association convention. As a legislator, Lincoln sat in the desk at the lower right.

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