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This article was published on November 19, 2013

Google project shows Abraham Lincoln’s handwritten Gettysburg Address, on the 150th anniversary

Google project shows Abraham Lincoln’s handwritten Gettysburg Address, on the 150th anniversary
Paul Sawers
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Paul Sawers

Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check h Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check him out on Google+.

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150 years ago today, Abraham Lincoln delivered what would become known as one of the greatest speeches in US history. The Gettysburg Address, at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, was used by Lincoln to inspire a country torn by civil war.

Now, Google has introduced three new exhibits on the Google Cultural Institute that focus specifically on Lincoln and the 272 words from his famous speech that day in 1863. You can browse high-res digital incarnations of all five copies of the addresses, handwritten by Lincoln himself. And you can read about why there were five versions, peruse multimedia exhibits put together by Lincoln enthusiasts, and more.

Gettysburg Address | Google Cultural Institute