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Lincoln Takes The Natchez Terror!

(oil on canvass) 24"x20" -2006 In his 20's, the 6 foot 4 inch statesman was a professional river boat stevedore and amateur wrestler of great repute, only suffering one recorded loss. Slaves, at this time were occasionally awarded their freedom for repeated success in the pugilistic arts. Lincoln’s democratic demeanor would not allow him to decline a match with a black opponent, or to let him win.