January 25, 2010

Abraham Lincoln on the Upper West Side

I wonder if Abraham Lincoln would drive a gold Mercedes?

Lincoln and New York is the current exhibition at the New-York Historical Society on 76th Street and Central Park West examines Abraham Lincoln's relationship with New York and features original artifacts, iconic images, and documents, many in Lincoln’s own hand. In 1860 Lincoln came to New York City and gave a historic speech to 1,500 people who paid .25 each for the privilege of hearing him speak at Cooper Union.

Not surprisingly, Mrs. Lincoln went shopping. 150 years later and nothing's changed much.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think they did ride around in a nice carriage, especially in the White House years.