Happy birthday to Abraham Lincoln, born #OnThisDay in 1809. Born into poverty and self-educated in Kentucky, Lincoln rose through the political ranks to become President of the United States in 1861. Isabella placed this sketch by Victor Hugo in her Presidents and Statesmen Case in the Long Gallery, along with letters and ephemera from other politicians.
Image: Victor Hugo (French, 1802 - 1885), President Abraham Lincoln, late 19th century to early 20th century. Ink on paper.