This Prominent Americans Issue stamp depicts Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States. He was born in Kentucky and spent much of his childhood growing up in Indiana. In 1836, Lincoln was admitted to the bar and became a lawyer in Illinois. He also served in the Illinois House of Representatives and was later elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1846. He lost to Stephen Douglas for a seat in the United States Senate, but eventually went on to be elected President of the United States during the 1860 Election. His presidency was defined by the outbreak and conclusion of the Civil War. He was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theatre Washington, DC on April 15, 1865.
Scott Catalogue USA: 1303
Museum ID: 1980.2493.5585