The Man at the Station
In your Oct. 20 issue, you state that the 89-year-old photograph showing a tall man with a stovepipe hat (supposedly Abraham Lincoln) will "start a historical argument." I doubt it ... You are correct in saying that the photograph was taken at Hanover Junction, Pa., by Mathew B. Brady, the famous Civil War photographer. However, the assumption that it shows Lincoln on the way to Gettysburg is nothing but a railway pressagent's wishful thinking . . .
STEFAN LORANT Lenox, Mass.
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