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Lew Bloom
Lew Bloom
Lew Bloom
(August 8, 1859 – December 12, 1929) was an American vaudeville performer and stage actor who popularized the comical tramp character. After retiring from the stage in the 1910s, he became a prolific art collector and dealer and also painted his own original works. Decades after his death, art conservators discovered that Bloom was the perpetrator of an art forgery involving an oil portrait that he claimed depicted the wife of President Abraham Lincoln, First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln.Contents1 Early life 2 Career2.1 Early years 2.2 Stage and vaudeville3 Later years 4 Death 5 Mary Todd Lincoln
Mary Todd Lincoln
hoax 6 References 7 External linksEarly life[edit] Bloom was born Ludwig Pflum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
to Ludwig and Louisa (née Moyer) Pflum
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Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Philadelphia
(/ˌfɪləˈdɛlfiə/) is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
and the sixth-most populous city in the United States, with an estimated population of 1,567,872[7] and more than 6 million in the seventh-largest metropolitan statistical area, as of 2016[update].[5] Philadelphia
Philadelphia
is the economic and cultural anchor of the Delaware
Delaware
Valley, located along the lower Delaware
Delaware
and Schuylkill Rivers, within the Northeast megalopolis
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Robert Todd Lincoln
Robert Todd Lincoln
Robert Todd Lincoln
(August 1, 1843 – July 26, 1926) was an American politician, lawyer, and businessman. He was the first son of President Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
and Mary Todd Lincoln. Born in Springfield, Illinois, he was the only one of Lincoln's four sons to live an adult life (his brother Tad Lincoln
Tad Lincoln
died shortly after his 18th birthday), and the only member of the family to survive into the 20th century. Lincoln attended Harvard College, and then served on the staff of Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant
as a captain in the Union Army
Union Army
in the closing days of the American Civil War. Following completion of law school in Chicago, he built a successful law practice, becoming wealthy representing corporate clients. After the war Lincoln married Mary Eunice Harlan, the daughter of a United States senator
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Mount Penn, Pennsylvania
Mount Penn is a borough in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,106 at the 2010 census.[3] The borough shares a name with a 1,120-foot-high (340 m) mountain that rises to the north and overlooks the city of Reading. The peak is sometimes recognized as the southern end of the Reading Prong
Reading Prong
group of mountains.Contents1 Geography 2 Demographics 3 Government 4 Transportation 5 References 6 External linksGeography[edit] Mount Penn Borough is located in central Berks County at 40°19′46″N 75°53′26″W / 40.32944°N 75.89056°W / 40.32944; -75.89056 (40.329359, -75.890691),[4] bordered by the city of Reading to the west. The borough of St. Lawrence borders Mount Penn to the east. The unincorporated community of Pennside lies to the north in Lower Alsace Township
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Elks Club
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
(BPOE; also often known as the Elks Lodge or simply The Elks) is an American fraternal order founded in 1868 originally as a social club in New York City
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Cuba
Coordinates: 22°00′N 80°00′W / 22.000°N 80.000°W / 22.000; -80.000Republic of Cuba República de Cuba  (Spanish)FlagCoat of armsMotto:  "¡Patria o Muerte, Venceremos!" (Spanish) "Homeland or Death, we shall overcome!"[1]Anthem: La Bayamesa Bayamo
Bayamo
Song [2]Location of  Cuba  (green)Capital and largest city Havana 23°8′N 82°23′W / 23.133°N 82.383°W / 23.133; -82.383Official languages SpanishEthnic groups (2012[3])64.1% White 26.6% Mulatto, Mest
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Bellevue Hospital
Bellevue Hospital, founded on March 31, 1736, is the oldest public hospital in the United States.[2] Located on First Avenue in the Kips Bay neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, Bellevue Hospital
Hospital
is also home to FDNY EMS
FDNY EMS
Station 08, formerly NYC*EMS Station 13. It handles nearly 460,000 non-ER outpatient clinic visits, nearly 106,000 emergency visits and some 30,000 inpatients each year.[3] More than 80 percent of Bellevue’s patients come from the city’s medically underserved populations. The hospital currently occupies a 25-story patient care facility with an ICU, digital radiology communication and an outpatient facility
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Assassination Of Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, was assassinated by well-known stage actor John Wilkes Booth
John Wilkes Booth
on April 14, 1865, while attending the play Our American Cousin
Our American Cousin
at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
Shot in the head as he watched the play,[2] Lincoln died the following day at 7:22 a.m., in the Petersen House opposite the theater.[3] He was the first American president to be assassinated;[4] his funeral and burial marked an extended period of national mourning. Occurring near the end of the American Civil War, the assassination was part of a larger conspiracy intended by Booth to revive the Confederate cause by eliminating the three most important officials of the United States government. Conspirators Lewis Powell and David Herold were assigned to kill Secretary of State William H
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White House
The White House
White House
is the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States. It is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
and has been the residence of every U.S. President since John Adams
John Adams
in 1800. The term is often used as a metonym for the president and his advisers. The residence was designed by Irish-born architect James Hoban[2] in the neoclassical style. Construction took place between 1792 and 1800 using Aquia Creek sandstone
Aquia Creek sandstone
painted white
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First Reading Of The Emancipation Proclamation Of President Lincoln
First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation
Emancipation Proclamation
of President Lincoln is an 1864 oil-on-canvas painting by Francis Bicknell Carpenter. In the painting, Carpenter depicts Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, and his Cabinet members reading over the Emancipation Proclamation, which proclaimed the freedom of slaves in the ten states rebelling against the Union in the American Civil War. Lincoln presented the Emancipation Proclamation
Emancipation Proclamation
to his Cabinet on July 22, 1862,[1] and issued the Proclamation on September 22, 1862, which took effect on January 1, 1863. Carpenter spent six months in the White House
White House
while he painted
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Affidavit
An affidavit (/ˌæfɪˈdeɪvɪt/ AF-i-DAY-vit) is a written sworn statement of fact voluntarily made by an affiant or deponent under an oath or affirmation administered by a person authorized to do so by law. Such statement is witnessed as to the authenticity of the affiant's signature by a taker of oaths, such as a notary public or commissioner of oaths. The name is Medieval Latin
Medieval Latin
for he/she has declared upon oath. An affidavit is a type of verified statement or showing, or in other words, it contains a verification, meaning it is under oath or penalty of perjury, and this serves as evidence to its veracity and is required for court proceedings. Affidavits may be written in the first or third person, depending on who drafted the document
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Jessie Harlan Lincoln
Jessie Harlan Lincoln
Jessie Harlan Lincoln
(November 6, 1875 – January 4, 1948) was the second daughter of Robert Todd Lincoln, the granddaughter of Abraham Lincoln, and the mother of Mary Lincoln Beckwith and Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith, the last undisputed Lincoln descendant.[1][2]Contents1 Early life 2 Personal life2.1 First marriage 2.2 Second marriage 2.3 Third marriage 2.4 Death3 See also 4 ReferencesEarly life[edit] Jessie Harlan Lincoln
Jessie Harlan Lincoln
(right), with her siblings Abraham II (top) and Mary (left) Jessie Harlan Lincoln
Jessie Harlan Lincoln
was born on November 6, 1875, in Chicago, Illinois to Mary Eunice Harlan
Mary Eunice Harlan
and Robert Todd Lincoln
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New York Times
The New York Times
The New York Times
(sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City
New York City
with worldwide influence and readership.[6][7][8] Founded in 1851, the paper has won 122 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other newspaper.[9][10] As of September 2016, it had the largest combined print-and-digital circulation of any daily newspaper in the United States.[11] The New York Times is ranked 18th in the world by circulation. The paper is owned by The New York Times
The New York Times
Company, which is publicly traded but primarily controlled by the Ochs-Sulzberger family through a dual-class share structure.[12] It has been owned by the family since 1896; A.G
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Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
(/ˌpɛnsɪlˈveɪniə/ ( listen); Pennsylvania German: Pennsylvaani or Pennsilfaani), officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. The Appalachian Mountains
Appalachian Mountains
run through its middle. The Commonwealth is bordered by Delaware
Delaware
to the southeast, Maryland
Maryland
to the south, West Virginia
West Virginia
to the southwest, Ohio
Ohio
to the west, Lake Erie
Lake Erie
and the Canadian province of Ontario
Ontario
to the northwest, New York to the north, and New Jersey
New Jersey
to the east. Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
is the 33rd-largest, the 5th-most populous, and the 9th-most densely populated of the 50 United States
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Chicago Tribune
The Chicago
Chicago
Tribune is a daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois, United States, owned by Tronc, Inc., formerly Tribune Publishing. Founded in 1847, and formerly self-styled as the "World's Greatest Newspaper" (for which WGN radio and television are named), it remains the most-read daily newspaper of the Chicago
Chicago
metropolitan area and the Great Lakes region
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Carl Sandburg
Carl August Sandburg (January 6, 1878 – July 22, 1967) was a Swedish-American poet, writer, and editor. He won three Pulitzer Prizes: two for his poetry and one for his biography of Abraham Lincoln. During his lifetime, Sandburg was widely regarded as "a major figure in contemporary literature", especially for volumes of his collected verse, including Chicago Poems
Chicago Poems
(1916), Cornhuskers (1918), and Smoke and Steel (1920).[2] He enjoyed "unrivaled appeal as a poet in his day, perhaps because the breadth of his experiences connected him with so many strands of American life",[3] and at his death in 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson
observed that " Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
was more than the voice of America, more than the poet of its strength and genius
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