Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, was the first president to be photographed extensively. In the following photos, you can take a look at some of the iconic images that help document his life, from his early years in politics to his rise to the presidency.
Lincoln is seen here in a photograph by Alexander Gardner, one of the first photographers to capture battlefields during the Civil War.
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Author: Amanda Cochran
Credit: AP Photo