Historic Gettysburg Photo May Contain Lincoln's Image
"I think it's absolutely staggering to see something like this that was in a sense hidden in plain sight," said Lincoln author Harold Holzer.
Holzer thinks the image of a person in one of only two known photographs taken at Gettysburg on the day of Lincoln's address looks like Lincoln possibly arriving to the stage on horseback.
"To have the moment recorded minutes before he's about to give his greatest rhetorical triumph is very significant," said Holzer.
Last year, a Hanover man found the photo. It was on the Library of Congress' Web site all these years. The Center for Civil War Photography enhanced it.
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Geoff Elliott - 11/20/2007
It would be interesting to see what the past weekend's forum determined. Some viewers are claiming that the person in the image is actually the gentleman to Lincoln's left (our right) in the only other known photo of Lincoln at Gettysburg.
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