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Abraham Lincoln's fist

Similar to hand pose seen on the Lincoln Memorial.

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  1. jkeenley

    jkeenley (26 Mar 2010)

    Lincoln often sat this way when posing for a photo, with his right hand clenched and his left hand open. The reason he did this is that his right hand was often sore, from a combination of writing and shaking hands.

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