The (Digital) Gettysburg Address

An interactive edition of the “Nicolay copy” of the Gettysburg address, which was the first draft of the speech and possible the actual reading copy that Lincoln held during the address. I wanted to experiment with ways to make it easy to quickly move back and forth between the handwritten words in the manuscript and the transcription, and added little visual guidelines that connect the two instantiations of each word in the two viewports when the cursor hovers on either version of the text. Scroll down for trivia about the history of the manuscript.

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