Abraham Lincoln

Photo of Lincoln at Gettysburg Uncovered

Second photo ever found


Will the real Abe Lincoln please stand up?

Historians rejoiced at the discovery of the second photo ever found of Abraham Lincoln at the Gettysburg address six years ago. The blurry photo was found by amateur historian John Richter who picked out the president on horseback saluting the troops from among a sea of pixelated faces.

Tuesday morning, with the help of improved technology, former Disney animator Christopher Oakley announced he had found Lincoln in the same crowd—only his Lincoln is a few yards to the right in front of the speaker's stand. Richter's Lincoln is just a top-hat-wearing doppelganger, Oakley says.

Now, historians who once supported Richter's photo are switching sides and saying Oakley's photo is the real deal.