Following the Tracks of Lincoln: A Photographer’s Journey

How do you photograph a person's impact on the world 150 years after his death—even someone as groundbreaking as Abraham Lincoln? Tracing the route of the funeral train that carried Lincoln's body from Washington, D.C., to Springfield, Illinois, photographer Eugene Richards found modern-day Americans for whom the spirit and legacy of Lincoln still carry a special resonance.

Click here to read more about the assignment and see Richards' photography.

Click to read more about Lincoln's legacy online in National Geographic magazine.