The Presidential Image

An exhibit in honor of the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln


February 1, 2009March 1, 2009

Location: Special Collections Hallway Cases

Sponsor: Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library

Artist: Various

This exhibit by the Duke University Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library shows how media threw the spotlight on Abraham Lincoln and helped form public opinion about his campaigns and major events in his presidency.   Campaign and presidential portraits, caricatures from Southern sympathizers, images of the great emancipator, and Lincoln as martyr and American icon all have a part in this exhibit.