Among items Lowe will be showing is
a high resolution copy of the last
known official document signed by
President Lincoln just before he
left for the theater. This large
document is the appointment of Alvin
Sanders as the Territorial Governor
In addition Lowe will be showing
a rare ambrotype photo taken in
Springfield, IL in 1858 which
depicts Lincoln as a very young
attorney. It is the only known
photo of him in an unusual white
linen suit. The original
photograph on glass was attained
through a donation by the
granddaughter of the
The Lincoln collection includes
a large display of artifacts
which reflect a little known
part of Lincoln’s visionary
leadership during the Civil War.
Pembroke Charles Summerset Lowe,
is the younger brother of Civil
War balloonist, Thaddeus S. C.
Lowe, who was the Chief Aeronaut
of Lincoln’s Civil War Balloon
Corps. Thaddeus was inducted
into the U. S. Ballooning Hall
of Fame in 2017.
Lowe’s appearance is being
sponsored by the Logan County
Genealogical & Historical
Society in cooperation with
Lincoln College. Refreshments
will be served following the
program. The public is invited.
Terry Lowe is a technologist by
profession with more than 45
years of experience in the
Information Technology industry.