Gettysburg Address: Life as an Abraham Lincoln impersonator
Seven score and 10 years ago, US President Abraham Lincoln delivered the now famous Gettysburg address, as he sought to bring a divided nation together.
When commemorations of the 1863 speech are held in the Pennsylvania town, it will be a local resident who reads out the famous words.
The appropriately named Jim Getty is a professional Abraham Lincoln portrayer. He spoke to the BBC about the role of a lifetime.
Produced by the BBC's Allen McGreevy
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18 Nov 2013
- From the section Magazine