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Newspaper, New York Times from Sunday, August 1, 1926
Newspaper, New York Times from Sunday, August 1, 1926
Resource Typeimage
TitleNewspaper, New York Times from Sunday, August 1, 1926
Coverage / Year1926
DescriptionNew York Times from Sunday, August 1, 1926. Page 5 of Special "Rotogravure Picture Section" containing a memorial to Robert Todd Lincoln, son of Abraham Lincoln. Contains eight photographs with brief captions, in composite format. Photos of Robert Lincoln's funeral; a formal photo of Robert; with other members of President Garfield's cabinet; Robert playing golf; and Robert's home, Hildene. L 22 1/2" x W 16 3/8".
InterpretationRobert led a successful life by any accounts. He served as President of the Pullman Railroad Co., American Minister to Great Britain, and Secretary of Defense, aside from running a successful career as a lawyer. Robert was asked by the Republican Party to run for President several times, but refused, perhaps out of deference to his father, or because he wanted to be his "own" man, out of the shadow of his revered father.
Lesson Plans / ThemesAmerican Communities in History; Antebellum Society and the Civil War; How we learn about communities
Learning Standards16 History
Author or CreatorNew York Times
SourceDonated to the Lincoln Home National Historic Site by Thomas Booth, Springfield, IL
Subject / KeywordsLincoln, Robert Todd, 1843-1926; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Funeral; Garfield, James, 1831-1881; Newspaper; Newspapers;
Collection PublisherLincoln Home National Historic Site
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statement
Resource IdentifierLIHO 6779
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