Lincoln artifacts boost state legacy

Bob Cox submitted This Story on The Indiana Historical Society, which has purchased nearly $3 million worth of rare Abraham Lincoln artifacts and materials, making the state a major player in the 2009 national bicentennial celebration of the birth of the Indiana-reared president.
The items acquired by the historical society come from Jack L. Smith of South Bend, who is said to have had the best private collection of original Lincoln photographs, lithographs, engravings, etchings, busts and paintings in the world, and renowned Lincoln dealer Daniel R. Weinberg, owner of the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop in Chicago since 1938.

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