Considering we just went through a Presidential election, I was inspired to start looking for presidential t-shirts. Not campaign shirts, per se, but rather designs where people used images of past presidents in creative ways. Overwhelmingly, there was one that kept coming up: Lincoln. (the search results for “Millard Filmore t-shirts” weren’t too impressive, BTW.)
Why are people still so enamored by Lincoln almost 150 years after his death? Sure, he saved the Union and ended slavery, but there is something about him that just makes him so cool. He had a look, an attitude, a certain je ne sais quoi, that really can’t be matched by any other president. Washington had his wig, Taft was tubby, and Kennedy cool – but Lincoln – he was just an all-around bad ass.
President Lincoln on Threadless: – view t-shirt
Some other random Abraham Lincoln t-shirt designs: