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Larger than Life: Abraham Lincoln Portrait by W.F.K. Travers | BRIdge from the Past

What can the details of a portrait tell us about the sixteenth president? In this episode of BRIdge from the Past, Mary examines W.F.K’s portrait of Abraham Lincoln, which went on display recently at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. The massive portrait is 9 feet tall and contains numerous details that hint at specific parts of Lincoln’s life and his time as president. What image of Lincoln does this portrait attempt to convey?

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