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How Abraham Lincoln Was On The Cutting Edge Of Technology

Feb 15, 2016

Abraham Lincoln is remembered for his skill as an orator, but the president also utilized other tools to better connect with voters. His use of photography, which was a cutting-edge technology in his day and age, helped him to victory in the tough 1860 election. 

Guest:

  • David Ward is a senior historian with the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.

The University of Saint Mary presents the 18th annual Lincoln Event, “The First Visual Presidency: How Abraham Lincoln Used Photography for Politics" featuring David Ward on Monday, February 15 at 7 p.m. For information, visit stmary.edu.