Lincoln and Photography

In the center of Urbana, near this site, Lincoln had his photograph taken by Samuel Alschuler, an itinerant photographer. The same photographer would take the first photo of the bearded Lincoln shortly after his election to the presidency.

Looking for Lincoln wayside exhibits tell the stories of Lincoln’s life and times in Illinois.  Each wayside exhibit tells a unique Lincoln story and a local story.  Many of the waysides share little known stories about Lincoln and the individuals he interacted with.  There are over 260 Looking for Lincoln waysides in the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area.    

Visitor Information

Address: 101-199 S Race St. Urbana, IL 61801