Lincoln in Illinois

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More than a dozen historic sites in Illinois will be closed to the public for an extra day each week.

The Malpass Library at Western Illinois University is displaying 20 photos from the collection “Lincoln in Illinois” through June 28th.

Chicago photographer Ron Schramm took nearly 100 pictures of Lincoln statues around the state for the collection. There is also a book with the photos that is available at the library.

Library Archivist Jeff Hancks says the library chose photos of statues in this region and in Springfield.

They tell a lot about the sculptors and public perceptions of the 16th president.