Abraham Lincoln - Stephen Douglas Debates Photos

The Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858 were a formal debate series which took place in seven towns in Illinois while the two were contesting a U.S. Senate seat. While Douglas won the election, Lincoln's anti-slavery position brought him to prominence & set the stage for his eventual election to the American Presidency. The debates became so famous that several works of art commemorate them.

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Recreation of scene of Lincoln debating Douglas at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. Springfield, IL.Relief of Lincoln debating Douglas in Illinois State Capitol. Springfield, IL.Statue of Stephen Douglas, who debated Lincoln, in Old State Capitol. Springfield, IL.Statue of Stephen Douglas, who debated Lincoln, in Old State Capitol. Springfield, IL.
Recreation of scene of Lincoln debating Douglas at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. Springfield, IL.Relief of Lincoln debating Douglas in Illinois State Capitol. Springfield, IL.Statue of Stephen Douglas, who debated Lincoln, in Old State Capitol. Springfield, IL.Statue of Stephen Douglas, who debated Lincoln, in Old State Capitol. Springfield, IL.
Statue of Stephen Douglas at Illinois State Capitol. Springfield, IL.


Statue of Stephen Douglas (1813-61) at Illinois State Capitol. Springfield, IL.



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