Talk:Abraham Lincoln

Page contents not supported in other languages.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Former featured articleAbraham Lincoln is a former featured article. Please see the links under Article milestones below for its original nomination page (for older articles, check the nomination archive) and why it was removed.
Good articleAbraham Lincoln has been listed as one of the History good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.
Main Page trophyThis article appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page as Today's featured article on May 5, 2004.
On this day... Article milestones
February 16, 2004Featured article candidatePromoted
October 8, 2006Featured article reviewDemoted
December 24, 2006Good article nomineeNot listed
March 18, 2007Good article nomineeNot listed
February 22, 2008Good article nomineeNot listed
September 23, 2009Good article nomineeNot listed
September 16, 2010Featured article candidateNot promoted
December 16, 2010Good article nomineeListed
March 16, 2011Peer reviewReviewed
May 1, 2011Featured article candidateNot promoted
June 9, 2020Peer reviewReviewed
On this day... Facts from this article were featured on Wikipedia's Main Page in the "On this day..." column on March 4, 2004, April 14, 2004, April 14, 2005, and February 12, 2009.
Current status: Former featured article, current good article


There are, as you know, many portrait s of Mr. Lincoln where his face and head have been transfer red to the body of another sitter. Presumably the portrait of at least one sitter was incomplete before the Lincoln face was added, so the original sitter may havebeen already dead. This sitter was a small man with short arms and legs, who's wearing shoes rather than boots. The Lincoln face is hardly an ornament on this body , and the one other l know of has Mr. Lincol n's face on the gody of a tall man, closer to the mark but still wearing shoes. (talk) 15:39, 8 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Is there an edit you're requesting? Pyrrho the Skipper (talk) 20:14, 8 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Some work needed to retain GA status[edit]

I'm going through old GA articles to see if they still meet the standards. This article seems to be in need of some TLC to meet standards again. @Abecedare tagged the Native Americans section, which seems to be based on to a large extent on 19th century sourcing.

The article overall is quite long (14,000 words), and there may be opportunities to use WP:summary style better.

I hope this can be addressed. If nobody steps forward, I'll start a WP:good article reassessment in a few weeks. —Femke 🐦 (talk) 17:48, 14 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Femke This project has been on my back burner, I've got a lot going on but I'll see what I can do. No guarantees though :) I'm probably better suited to fixing the native American section (I have some sources on point) than shortening it up. CaptainEek Edits Ho Cap'n! 18:12, 14 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Brilliant! I can imagine that Arbcom will take priority, so I'll hold off with nomming for longer. —Femke 🐦 (talk) 19:36, 17 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I just removed some images as they cluttered the page, which still looks messy. I think the legacy section will need some serious trimming. Wow (talk) 03:02, 2 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Add a link to "Contempt of Court" article[edit]

The phrase "Contempt of Court" appears in this page, and there should be a link under that phrase to for easy discovery. (talk) 05:22, 19 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Good point, I've gone ahead and done that. -- Iritscen (talk) 13:45, 19 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]