steel & velvet

Abraham Lincoln, in Springfield, 1860.
Born february 12, 1809.

happy birthday dear, great man. 

"Not often in the story of mankind does a man arrive on earth who is both steel and velvet, who is as hard as rock and soft as drifting fog, who holds in his heart and mind the paradox of terrible storm and peace unspeakable and perfect." Carl Sandburg (great poet & Lincoln biographer), 1959, in a speech to Congress on Lincoln's 150th birthday.

found the image here.
and sandburg's speech here.

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