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Photo 1: Nancy Hanks Lincoln Gravesite (c. 1880s).

[Photo 1: Nancy Hanks Lincoln Gravesite (c.1880s)] with link to larger version of image.(Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial) 

Photo 2: Gravesite of Nancy Hanks Lincoln with Culver stone in place, (c. 1905).

[Photo 2: Gravesite of Nancy Hanks Lincoln with Culver stone in place, (c.1905)] with link to larger version of image.
(Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial)

Photo 3: Nancy Hanks Lincoln Gravesite Today.

[Photo 3: Nancy Hanks Lincoln Gravesite Today] with link to larger version of image.
(Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial)

Questions for Photos 1-3

1. Compare the three photographs. What is the same and what has changed?

2. Other people were buried in the area where Nancy Hanks Lincoln is buried. Do you see any other markers in Photo 1? Based on what you have read, why do you think that might be? Do you think the family had a marker like this on her grave during the time they were living in Indiana? Why or why not?

3. Why do you think a fence was put up around the gravesite? (Refer to Reading 2, if necessary)

4.Where did the larger stone in Photo 2 come from? (Refer to Reading 2, if necessary)  Do you think it is an important improvement to the memorial site or not? Explain your answer.

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