Lincoln exhibition to open in New York City

The New-York Historical Society will open an exhibition, Lincoln and New York, on October 9, 2009. New York of course lays claim to the Eastern Terminus and a few blocks of the cross-country Lincoln Highway. The exhibition will trace the relationship between the man and the city; it will run through March 25, 2010.

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The photo above showing Lincoln’s funeral procession also reportedly caught young Teddy Roosevelt at the window of his grandfather Cornelius Roosevelt’s house (the large house on the left). He and his brother Elliot are said to be the boys looking out the second floor window. The house sat on Broadway between 13th and 14th streets; it was replaced by the Roosevelt Building in 1894.

The New-York Historical Society is located at 170 Central Park West between 76th & 77th streets. For more information, visit www.nyhistory.org or call (212) 873-3400.

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2 Responses to “Lincoln exhibition to open in New York City”

  1. Does this photograph show Teddy Roosevelt at Lincoln’s funeral procession? « Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub Says:

    […] Lincoln Highway News said the photo is now held by the New York Historical Society; also, the house of Theodore Roosevelt’s grandfather is gone […]

  2. Amazing photo: Young Teddy Roosevelt watching the funeral procession of Abraham Lincoln, 1865 « Mr. Darrell's Wayback Machine Says:

    […] Lincoln Highway News said the photo is now held by the New York Historical Society; also, the house of Theodore Roosevelt’s grandfather is gone […]

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