Lincoln and Lee – the myth and photo

Lincoln and LeeOK, let me mess with your mind.

One of the stories of the Lincoln Memorial is Robert E. Lee is in the back of Abe’s hair looking at the Southern general’s mansion across the river.

It makes for a good story, but I’ve never seen any evidence of such.

Until now – sorta.

My daughter Megan spotted it. Look at her photo above. Follow the middle of the ear to the left and you’ll see the nose. Suddenly, the chin and forehead come alive.

There’s a face there . . . just not Lee’s. And I really don’t think there is a face in the hair unless you let your imagination go. Look the right and you just see hair. Look the left and you spot something like Poseidon.

Too bad, it would have been a cool if true.

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Rick Snider is a native Washingtonian, long-time journalist and licensed tour guide since 2010.
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