Lincoln's Farm Legacy

Presidential museum exhibit shows rural roots influenced Lincoln's character and political agenda

Daguerreotype of Abraham Lincoln, taken at age 37 when he was a frontier lawyer in Springfield and Congressman-elect from Illinois in Springfield, Ill., 1846 or 1847
Daguerreotype of Abraham Lincoln, taken at age 37 when he was a frontier lawyer in Springfield and Congressman-elect from Illinois in Springfield, Ill., 1846 or 1847.
Courtesy the Library of Congress