Stephen Lang, star of stage (A Few Good Men), screen (Avatar), and television (Terra Nova), with Harold Holzer, award-winning Lincoln scholar, and Metropolitan Museum executive.
Remember Abraham Lincoln through his unforgettable words and revealing images on the 203rd anniversary of his birth. Lincoln was frequently photographed at precisely the time of his most important speeches, and this performance combines his words and pictures, orchestrating both to evoke the real Lincoln—from his days as prairie politician to the presidency to immortality.
In a special encore of a program that has been performed at the White House, Ford's Theatre, the George H. W. Bush and William J. Clinton Presidential Libraries, and other venues, actor Stephen Lang reads the words of Lincoln, as the Metropolitan Museum's Harold Holzer narrates and illustrates with Lincoln photographs.
Image above left and right: Anthony Berger, (active 1860s), Brady & Co., American, (active 1840-1880s), Abraham Lincoln (detail), Imperial albumen print from wet collodion-on-glass plate negative, 16 1/8 x 9 1/2 cm. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gilman Collection, Purchase, The Horace W. Goldman Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel 2005 (2005.100.1116); Stephen Lang, actor.
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