Yesterday, Today and Forever


Abraham Lincoln, born Feb. 12, 1809, in rural Kentucky, served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 to 1865. His presidency ended by assassination.

Lincoln may be best remembered for creation of the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed the slaves, and the Gettysburg Address, one of the most quoted speeches in history of United States.

On Feb. 12, 1926, in observance in Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, The Morning Press, a local Stroudsburg newspaper, published an editorial cartoon giving tribute to his everlasting presence.

Ten days later on Feb. 22, 1926, the newspaper published another editorial cartoon. This time noting the celebration of George Washington’s birthday.

Washington, born 1732 in Virginia, took the oath of office as the first president of the United States on April 30, 1789

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