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Lithograph of Abraham Lincoln's Speech in Cincinnati, Sept. 17, 1859

This lithograph depicts Abraham Lincoln’s speech from the balcony of E & D Kinsey’s store on West 5th Street to a crowd estimated at 6,000-8,000 enthusiastic supporters. Apparently not impressed with his speech, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported that "Mr. Lincoln, although a man of some ability, is not a very pleasing or impressive speaker, and we think disappointed the expectations of his friends." Lithograph by Traxel & Maas, Cincinnati.

From the CMC Photograph and Print Collection.

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1861 Lithograph

Speaking from Balcony at No. 20 West Fifth Street, “now Government Square,” Saturday, September 17, 1859.

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