On the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln reenactor James Getty recites the famous 2-minute speech to nearly 5,000 people who attended the event at the Gettysburg National Cemetery on Tuesday, November 19, 2013.
As the nation prepares to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address on November 19, Millvale celebrated Saturday with a visit from Ralph C. Lincoln of Berlin in Somerset County, a third cousin to President Abraham Lincoln.
The Millvale Community Library, which opened in August as the borough’s only library in its 145-year history, organized the events which included a meet-and-greet with Lincoln as well as an interactive discussion by local historian Jack Puglisi about the life of Abraham Lincoln.
After events at the library, Ralph C. Lincoln, a member of The Association of Lincoln Presenters, whose members make public appearances as Abraham Lincoln or his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, visited businesses along Grant and North Avenues, including lunch at Pamela’s Diner in the Lincoln Pharmacy. He ended his tour by reciting the Gettysburg Address from the steps in front of Mr. Smalls Theatre.
Actress and singer Margot B. poses for a portrait at the William Penn Hotel in Downtown on Tuesday. The Pittsburgh-native and daughter of ex-Steeler Craig Bingham is a rising young performer, with a recurring role as a jazz singer on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and a growing following in the music world.
Dedris Davis, 9 of West Mifflin cries as he listens to his grandmother, Kathy Simon, of West Mifflin talk about Omar Islam, a 21 year-old man who was shot to death on the East Busway in Homewood. Family and friends gathered at a memorial vigil at the sight of Islam’s murder.
Pittsburgh Police SWAT officer throws some type of object into a second floor apartment building on Main Street in Bloomfield on Saturday September 7, 2013. A man and woman causing some type of disturbance refused to leave the residence causing a 4 hour standoff with police.