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John Wilkes Booth Driven by rage and frustration over the defeat of the Confederate armies, Booth gathered a group of fellow Southern loyalists for the purpose of murdering the President, Vice President, and Secretary of State. His success immortalized him as a national villain. - Lincoln Era Figures by George Stuart

About John Wilkes Booth aka. Lincoln's Assissin from Personalites of the Lincoln Era. Portrait by artist-historian George Stuart. Catelog name JohnWilkesBooth.

Edwin M. Stanton - Lincoln & Stanton Fought over Everything. The Perfect Man for the Job

About Edwin M. Mars from Personalites of the Lincoln Era. Portrait by artist-historian George Stuart.

Стивен Арнольд Дуглас (1813 — 1861) — член демократической партии США. Был соперником Авраама Линкольна на выборах

The anvil for Lincoln’s hammer! The on-going competition between Lincoln and Douglas became a perfect training ground for his eventual office as a Nation’s leader. What started as adversarial, ended in mutual respect and understanding.

Henri Sanson (1739-1806) was the son of Charles Henri Sanson, chief executioner, who had guillotined Louis XVI. Henri inherited the position in 1793 and executed Marie Antoinette. As she mounted the steps, she trod on Sanson’s foot and said, “Excuse me sir.” He was reputed to have responded, “No madam, please excuse me.”

Henri Sanson was the son of Charles Henri Sanson, chief executioner, who had guillotined Louis XVI. Henri inherited the position in 1793 and executed Marie Antoinette.

He was asked to say…”Just a few words, Mr. President… just a few words…”    Standing in the rain, ill with fever and despairing that his listerners would not stay through his “few words”, he encapsulated the entire meaning of the hideous war and its outcome. In two minutes, he spoke the greatest message the nation was ever to hear!

About President Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg, 1863 , The Great Emancipator, from Personalites of the Lincoln Era, a full length portrait by artist and historian George Stuart. Catelog name

Abraham Lincoln, Lawyer (1858) - His Foundation as a Public Man was Built on his Career as a Lawyer

About Abraham Lincoln, 1858 aka. Honest Abe from Personalites of the Lincoln Era. Portrait by artist-historian George Stuart.

Full length color image of Count Hans Axel von Fersen aka. Hans Axel Count von Fersen the Younger, by George Stuart.

Count Hans Axel von Fersen was a Swedish officer and diplomat who was a close friend of Marie Antoinette and the King.

George IV

Full length color image of George IV aka. George IV of England, Prince Regent, by George Stuart.

Sun Yat-Sen - Born in south China and educated in Hawaii, he became a doctor but was an early activist in the growing revolutionary movement of the 1880s. With backing from his father-in-law, Charles Soong, he traveled Europe, the U.S.A., and Japan raising money and support to overthrow the Manchus. The independent military revolt of 1912 gave Sun’s infant Kuo Min Tang party the support it needed to declare a republic. Unifying China engaged Sun until his death of cancer in 1925.

About Sun Yat-Sen, Nakayama, from Portraits of Historical Figures of Qing China, a full length portrait by artist and historian George Stuart. Catelog name SunYat-Sen.

Ulysses S. Grant aka. “Unconditional Surrender” - He hated the war and he hated the army.  It was Grant’s dogged determination to get the war over as soon as possible and, evidently, at any cost. He and Lincoln were of one mind in this regard. Those serving under him soon felt the same passion.

About Ulysses S. Grant, “Unconditional Surrender”, from Personalites of the Lincoln Era, a full length portrait by artist and historian George Stuart. Catelog name USGrant.

Charles X (1757-1836; reigned 1824-1830) was the brother of Louis XVI and Louis XVIII, and was an increasingly unpopular ruler when he tried to restore the rights and property of the nobility that were lost during the Revolution. He was forced to abdicate the throne in 1830, living out his life in exile in England. His reactionary nature and extreme religiosity were his undoing.

Full length color image of Charles X aka. Charles X of France, Charles Count of Artois , by George Stuart.

Сэмюэл Адамс (1722 — 1803) — американский государственный деятель и философ

Promoted and agitated. Managed Boston "Massacre" and "Tea Party." A Massachusetts brewer, propagandist and active revolutionary, Samuel Adams helped organize the Boston Tea Party and foment revolution.

Sans-Culottes: "laboring classes often had worn trousers, while nobility had worn knee breeches (culottes). This group of working-class men became known as 'sans culottes' (without knee breeches)." -Survey of Historic Costume

Full length color image of Beau Brummell aka. George Bryan Brummell, by George Stuart. George Bryan "Beau" Brummell, was an arbiter of fashion in Regency England and a friend of the Prince Regent, soon to be George IV.

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