Courtesy of The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, IL and, here is the first official image of the actor Daniel Day-Lewis in full make up as Abraham Lincoln.  As nearly every Lincoln buff knows, Mr. Day-Lewis will star in Steven Spielberg’s film “Lincoln” due for release on November 9, 2012.  Based on the book-which-will-not-die, Doris Kearns Goodwin’s “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln,” Spielberg’s film is rumored to follow the final four months of the president’s life.

I realize that makeup artists can work wonders, but this image makes it appear as though a previously-unknown photograph of the real Lincoln has been discovered.  It’s stunning.  Let’s hope that the film will be as breathtaking as this photo.