On the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth Wednesday, the U.S. Postal Service issued a new stamp paying homage to the Sixteenth President.
A new, black-and-white, 21 cent stamp is available at post offices nationwide. It features a close-up photograph of the Lincoln Memorial statue, in Washington D.C. But the unveiling of the stamp wasn't there.
The ceremony was at the Old State Capitol building, in Springfield — where Lincoln gave his "House Divided" speech.
Amy Martin is director of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.