Lincoln portrait unveiling

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — You will soon be able to get a new look at a former president.

The Sangamon County Board Office will be unveiling a new Abraham Lincoln portrait Wednesday.

The portrait will be in the first floor lobby of the Sangamon County Courthouse.

The portrait is a digital reproduction of the famous original painting by Alexander Hesler, done in 1860.

Today’s unveiling is part of a statewide effort by the Illinois State Historical Society, along with the Illinois Bicentennial, to place the portrait in all 102 county courthouses in Illinois.
 

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