Sunday, March 22, 2009

March 20

The thing about blogs is you need to be adding to them enough to make it interesting. I had the opportunity to speak with Ron Reitveld last week. Dr. Reitveld and I always seem to have these very interesting conversations. Here's a man who has been a part of the discovery of Lincoln history and has known many people through the years with important isight into Lincoln. Ron's remembrances of Fleetwood Lindley amd the descriptions of the President's body in the opened casket prompted me to think of what amounts of history reside within Ron and I guess in many of the Lincoln scholars. I find myself now a member of that troupe of people, discussing authenticcity of Lincoln photos and sharing discussions of the history of the man. I saw somewhere that the number of Lincoln books runs over 14,000. It's a good thing to add a "first" to such a broad field as I have done in publishing "Color of Lincoln" with the first collection of Lincoln photos in color.

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