Wednesday, March 17th, 2010...9:56 pm
Houghton’s newest online exhibition is Harvard’s Lincoln, which features selections from its extensive Abraham Lincoln collection. The exhibition was originally mounted in 2009, in celebration of the bicentenary of Lincoln’s birth. The collection was built primarily by two significant donations in the early decades of the twentieth century: the Alonzo Rothschild collection in 1916 and the William Whiting Nolen bequest in 1924. It includes letters, books and manuscripts, sculpture, and physical objects believed to be associated with Lincoln, including an axe he purportedly sold while working as a store clerk, and a ticket stub from Ford’s Theatre on the night of his assassination.