"He was born in a log cabin on February 12, 1809 to a poor farming family in Kentucky. As a young man, he worked as a postmaster and was dubbed "Honest Abe" by the local residents, a name that would stay with him for the rest of his life. In 1832 he ran for the Illinois State House and lost. He ran again in 1834 and won. He ran for U.S. Congress twice before being elected on his third attempt in 1846. His bids to become Senator, and vice-president failed, but he awoke the nation in his campaign of 1858 featuring the most famous political debates in American history. In 1860 he was elected the 16th president of the United States and in so doing, guaranteed not only the preservation of the Union, but a "new birth of freedom." For him, "government of the people, by the people and for the people. . ." was not an unreachable dream, but a principle worth fighting for. For everything he gave this country and the world, Abraham Lincoln continues to...Inspire."This stunning photograph can be used on all our award and recognition products such as our stunning plaques, award acrylics and framed art. After you've chosen what award and recognition product you'd like to use this stunning image on, you'll be able to personalize and customize it with ease.