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The Honest Abe App

Feb 12, 2013

A new mobile app offers users a modern look at Abraham Lincoln.

The “Abe-App” was released February 12 -- Lincoln's birthday -- by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation.

The final photo of Abraham Lincoln

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It includes an “Abe-A-Day” fact, pictures of artifacts on display in the museum,  and trivia questions accompanied by sound effects from Lincoln's time --- a recording of his office clock serves as the quiz's timer.  

The Foundation's Phyllis Evans said the app will make it easier for today's students to learn about the 19th Century.

“It’s something that we feel like will be accessible to teachers. A lot of teachers are using the iPads in the classrooms today, so I do think that you will see it as something that is an educational tool for sure,” Evans said.

The app is available for Android and iPhone products.

While the app officially debuted February 12, the Foundation said it has already been downloaded by people in Asia and Europe.