Portrait of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865). Bust portrait, head turned right. Beardless. Black coat and stock.
Between his first trip in 1847 and his last in 1860, Abraham Lincoln visited Chicago more than twenty-five times. He primarily came to practice law and engage in politics. While here, Lincoln established many friendships that helped him gain the Republican nomination for president in 1860. Lincoln’s ties to Chicago continued during his presidency as the city became an active home front of the Civil War.