Lincoln was a frequent visitor to Chicago, which became his second home and political headquarters during his rise to prominence. This gallery features portraits of Lincoln’s contemporaries with lithograph views of Chicago created in the 1860s. The pairings provide a glimpse of the city that Lincoln knew—a dynamic young metropolis on the verge of greatness.
The Robert R. McCormick Foundation is the lead exhibition sponsor of Lincoln’s Chicago. Additional support is provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.