Four Score and Seven Actors Ago

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He’s not as impersonated as Elvis, but then the King never had his face on money. President Abraham Lincoln has been played by many actors over the last century. I’ve assembled a few of them here. Can you pick out the real Abe? Should be easy since there are captions.

Raymond Massey

Walter Huston

Henry Fonda

Abe Lincoln

Lincoln, Kirk, Spock

Tom Hanks

Daniel Day-Lewis

Benjamin Walker, Vampire Hunter


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Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.View all posts by Steven Heller →