About the design
on March 25, 2010
Honoring the upcoming Sesquicentennial Celebration of Abraham Lincoln's historic Expedition to the Moon.
An endeavor of such Boldness and Daring that it united a Nation in Turmoil, gluing both North and South, East and West, to the edge of their seats as a Unified Country followed with bated breath.
This is the National Space Agency's official portrait of Lincoln right before he set off to "ride a blazing comet and extend a hand of brotherhood and peace to our celestial neighbors."
One thing that always struck me about this photo is that we could send a president to the moon 150 years ago, but we still hadn't come up with a way to take colored photographs that didn't require each one to be individually tinted by hand!