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Robert Lincoln’s 1864 Harvard class photo. Courtesy of Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, Manchester, Vermont. Robert Lincoln (top row, fourth from left) with other members of the Hasty Pudding Club, a Harvard society for juniors and seniors dedicated to the production of dramatic skits and farces. Robert was remembered as a good actor and “one of the choicest spirits” of the club. Courtesy of Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, Manchester, Vermont. “The Lincoln Family in 1861,” one of many depictions of the Lincolns while residents of the White House. The family never actually posed together, and such representations are composites of multiple separate images. Also misleading in the print is that Robert did not grow his mustache until the late 1860s. Courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Mary Harlan Lincoln on her wedding day, September 24, 1868. Courtesy of Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, Manchester, Vermont. Portrait of Mamie Lincoln, age twentyone , painted in 1890 in London while Robert Lincoln was serving as U.S. minister to the Court of St. James’s. A year later, Mamie married Charles Isham. Courtesy of Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, Manchester, Vermont. Portrait of Abraham “Jack” Lincoln II at about age sixteen, painted around 1890. Robert and Mary Lincoln commissioned this painting after their son’s death. Courtesy of Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, Manchester, Vermont. “President Garfield and His Cabinet,” originally printed with a feature article of the same title by George Alfred Townsend in Frank Leslie’s Popular Monthly, May 1881. Secretary of War Robert T. Lincoln sits third from the right, next to Secretary of State James G. Blaine. President Garfield is at the head of the table, far right. Author’s collection. Portrait of Jessie Lincoln, age fourteen, made in London around 1890. Courtesy of Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, Manchester, Vermont. President Arthur and party at Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, 1883. Secretary of War Robert Lincoln is seated second from right; President Arthur, seated middle; General Phil Sheridan, seated second from left. Photographer Frank Jay Haynes accompanied Arthur’s party and photographed the trip. His photos, plus army press releases to the Associated Press, were later compiled in a book, Journey through the Yellowstone National Park and Northwestern Wyoming, 1883, the creation and publication of which Secretary Lincoln oversaw. Courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. “King Chester Arthur’s Knight(cap)s of the Round Table,” a political cartoon ridiculing the Arthur administration for sleeping on the job. Originally published in Puck magazine, February 1882. Secretary of War Lincoln sits second from the right. Courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Political cartoon lampooning Secretary of War Lincoln and Secretary of the Navy Chandler for their ignorance and apathy concerning the fate of Lieutenant Adolphus W. Greely’s doomed arctic expedition. Originally published in Life magazine, September 1883. Author’s collection. “Tannhauser at Chicago: The Grand Tournament of Song for the Presidency,” depicting candidates for the 1884 Republican presidential nomination in a singing contest to win selection. The cartoon is a parody of Richard Wagner’s opera Tannhäuser and the Singers’ Contest at Wartburg. The favorite candidate, James G. Blaine, is the singer in the middle with the large plume in his hat. The singer second from the right with a sash saying “business endorsement” is President Chester Arthur. Robert Lincoln is fourth from right holding a paper that says, “Le Sabre de Mon Pere” (the sword of my father). Courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. ...


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  • Lawyers -- United States -- Biography.
  • Lincoln, Robert Todd, 1843-1926.
  • Children of presidents -- United States -- Biography.
  • Ambassadors -- United States -- Biography.
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1865-1933.
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