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LINCOV_131231_28.JPG: Tad Lincoln's Photo Album of the 150th Pennsylvania
For Thomas "Tad" Lincoln, the Bucktails filled a significant void after the death of his older brother Willie. The Bucktails showed their humor and affection for Tad by declaring him third lieutenant -- inviting him to wear a uniform, drill on his pony, and "take mess" with the soldiers. Private AN See reflected that Tad "seemed as much at home with us as though he was one of us, and we could not have thought more of him if he had been a brother."
The Bucktails presented Tad with this album, which includes photographs of each of the one hundred members of Company K, taken at Mathew Brady's Washington DC studio.
Many years later See wrote to Robert Lincoln, Tad's only surviving brother, asking if he could have the album. Robert declined, explaining that of all of his youngest brother's possessions the album was Robert's favorite. It reminded him of Tad, and "showed the esteem the men who knew him best placed on him."
LINCOV_131231_44.JPG: Abraham Lincoln's Briefcase
President Lincoln spent considerable time developing his biggest ideas about emancipation, the Civil War, and the future of the country, often creating several drafts in the process. While living at the Cottage, Lincoln regularly commuted to the White House and War Department, conducting business everywhere he went. It is well documented that Lincoln brought his work home to the Cottage with him each evening. Lincoln used this leather portfolio to carry his papers back and forth on his daily commute.
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2013 photos: Equipment this year: I mostly used my Fuji XS-1 camera but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000 and Nikon D600.
Trips this year:
three Civil War Trust conferences (Memphis, TN, Jackson, MS [to which I added a week to to visit sites in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee], and Richmond, VA), and
my 8th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con trip (including sites in Nevada and California).
Ego Strokes: Aviva Kempner used my photo of her as her author photo in Larry Ruttman's "American Jews & America's Game: Voices of a Growing Legacy in Baseball" book.
Number of photos taken this year: just over 570,000.