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Lincoln Forgery

  • Aired: 07/21/2008
  • 14:48
  • Rating: TV-G
A woman in Portland, Oregon owns a bound volume of 19th century sheet music, containing several "Abraham Lincoln" signatures on random pages. Could this music book really be from Lincoln's personal library? Host Wes Cowan travels to Chicago and Springfield, Illinois to explore the years after Lincoln's death and to illuminate the true origins of these curious documents.
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Could this sheet music have come from Abraham Lincoln's private collection?
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