Purported Lincoln photo remains a mystery

A framed photo dating back to August 1858 has been hanging in the Marie Louise Olmstead Museum in Somonauk for decades and has been the subject of much speculation and research over the years.

Now three Leland history buffs have renewed the effort to identify some of the people in the photo at the time of the Lincoln-Douglas debate in Ottawa and hope to prove one of the men in a tall stovepipe hat is actually Abraham Lincoln.

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