DC -- Lincoln Cottage -- Visitor Center -- Exhibit: American By Belief:
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Description of Pictures: American by Belief:
October 2015 through October 2017
On July 4, 1864, the same day the Lincoln family moved to the Cottage for the last time, Abraham Lincoln signed into law An Act to Encourage Immigration. This legislation cemented Lincoln and the Republican Party’s platform pledging that immigration “should be fostered and encouraged by a liberal and just policy.”
American by Belief, a new special exhibit opening this fall at President Lincoln’s Cottage, introduces the public to Abraham Lincoln’s little known immigration policies. Lincoln believed that America offered immigrants the full realization of its founding promises and a fair chance to succeed. Some of these very principles continue to draw immigrants to the United States 150 years later.
American by Belief opens on October 16, 2015, in the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center and will remain open for two years.
Follow http://lincolnscottage.tumblr.com/ for immigration stories visitors have left us in the exhibit/
American by Belief is made possible with the support of The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation, dedicated to perpetuating and expanding Lincoln’s vision for America and completing America’s unfinished work.
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LINCBE_160607_01.JPG: We have besides these men -- descended by blood from our ancestors -- among us perhaps half our people who are not descendants at all of these men ... whose ancestors have come hither and settled here,
FINDING THEMSELVES OUR EQUALS IN ALL THINGS.
If they look back through this history to trace their connection with those days by blood, they find they have none...
But when we look through that old Declaration of Independence they find that those old men say that 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,'
and then they fee that the moral sentiment taught in that day evidences their relation to those men, and that they have a right to claim it as though they were blood of the blood, and flesh of the flesh, of the men who wrote that Declaration, and so they are.
LINCBE_160607_05.JPG: This is the electric cord in that declaration
that links the hearts of patriotic and liberty-loving men together, that will link those patriotic hearts as long as the love of freedom exists in the minds of men throughout the world."
-- Abraham Lincoln, July 4, 1858, during his Senate campaign
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2016 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Seven relatively short trips this year:
two Civil War Trust conference (Gettysburg, PA and West Point, NY, with a side-trip to New York City),
my 11th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con trip (including sites in Utah, Nevada, and California),
a quick trip to Michigan for Uncle Wayne's funeral,
two additional trips to New York City, and
a Civil Rights site trip to Alabama during the November elections. Being in places where people died to preserve the rights of minority voters made the Trumputin election even more depressing.
Number of photos taken this year: just over 610,000.