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Photographs of the Gettysburg Address

Updated 4:37 PM ET, Mon November 18, 2013
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A crowd gathers to hear President Abraham Lincoln deliver the Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863. Lincoln is seen in the center, just to the left of the bearded man with a top hat. Library of Congress
Lincoln gave the speech at the dedication of what is now called the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Library of Congress
The crowd gathers for the dedication of the cemetery. library of congress
The famous speech, which starts with "Four score and seven years ago," was delivered four months after Union forces defeated the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg. That battle was considered a turning point of the Civil War. library of congress
Politician Edward Everett delivered a speech just before Lincoln delivered his address that day. Everett later wrote to the president that his two-hour speech did not compare to Lincoln's two-minute speech. library of congress
There are five known manuscript copies of the Gettysburg Address, all written by Lincoln himself. Library of Congress/Alexander Gardner/AP
Lincoln poses for a photograph on November 8, 1863, days before he delivered the famous speech. library of congress