Now scrolling: The Gettysburg Address

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

My Friend Flickr

Look at this perfectly awful thing I made using a Flickr template. Instead of a trading card, I created a White House pass for Lincoln. I think the photo looks very "driver's license." And it's not a profile, so you know he's over 18.
Somebody commented that I had assassinated him all over again. That really hurt.
My next project will be working with Mappr, and maybe some great Lincoln sites across the country.


Ellen said...

I thought you might be interested in this recent article from the Washington Post, "Could Modern Medicine Have Saved Lincoln?".

"For him to have lived today would not be an extraordinary thing," Scalea said.

"What that might have meant to the United States at the dawn of reunification after the Civil War -- well, the string of imaginary events can be unspooled forever."

librarian666 said...

I think Lincoln is a total hottie, even on an ID card!

LincolnFreak said...

Thank you, Ellen! This article is so interesting, I've posted it with my favorite links. It's fascinating to imagine what a difference shock trauma treatment would have made in Lincoln's life. Later, I would like to post a blog, "What if Lincoln had lived?" and this article would be a great discussion springboard.

LincolnFreak said...

And thank you, Librarian666, for your usual cutting-edge observations.