This is the first known photo of Lincoln.
It was taken in 1846, when Lincoln was 37.
Did you know . . . ?
♦ Lincoln hated being called “Abe” and preferred to be called “Lincoln.”
♦ Lincoln’s wife said his hobby was cats. He loved them, and his cat sat at the White House dinner table while Lincoln fed “Tabby” with a gold fork.
♦ Lincoln was the tallest president (6’4”). He weighed 180 lbs. His hat size was 7 1/8, and his shoe size between 12 and 14.
♦ Lincoln's favorite foods were oysters, fruit, and chicken casserole.
♦ Lincoln's stovepipe hat was his “desk” and “filing cabinet.” He kept his mail, bankbook and important papers there.
♦ The suit Lincoln wore to Ford’s Theater the night he was shot was made by Brooks Brothers.
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