Living with Lincoln DVD

SKU ID #924311
$19.98
This feature documentary chronicles how five generations of one American family have shared the "glorious burden" of collecting, preserving and documenting a treasure trove of photographs, rare books and artifacts relating to Abraham Lincoln.  In the years following the Civil War, Peter Kunhardt's ancestors – in particular, his great- grandfather, Frederick Hill Meserve – collected photographs that might have been lost forever, including now-iconic portraits used on the penny, the 5 dollar bill, and even the image of Lincoln used to create his likeness on Mount Rushmore.  Through photos, home movies and the words of Peter's ancestors (voiced by several of his living relatives), the film profiles several key family members whose stewardship of the Lincoln collection became an obsession, including Peter's grandmother, Dorothy Kunhardt, author of the classic children's book Pat the Bunny, and his father, Philip Kunhardt, Jr., a former managing editor of Life magazine. Juxtaposing the challenges and humanity of the Lincoln revealed in the Meserve-Kunhardt Collection with those of his ancestors, Kunhardt sheds light on the rewards and, in some cases, pitfalls involved in helping to preserve an important part of America's past.  
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  • Format: DVD [MOD]
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 108 Minutes
  • Region: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Studio: HBO Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: October 13, 2015
  • Director: Peter Kunhardt, Brian Oakes
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2015

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DVD can only be used on "play only" DVD players

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from Charlottesville, VA

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Pros

  • Informative
  • Nicely Done Documentary
  • Original

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    There was no mention on the HBO website that this DVD could only be viewed using a "play only" DVD machine. Hence, I could not watch it because I have a DVD recorder. I would not have purchased this item otherwise. HBO needs to be more transparent about conditions that might affect viewing of their products.

     
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    Wonderful piece of history

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    from Overland Park, KS

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        This is an important history documentary, and I love collecting non-fiction. I wanted to have it for my library. It arrived quickly, so I have no complaints about the vendor. For those interested, it is the story of a dedicated family who made it their mission to collect as much information (photos, letters, memories of eye-witnesses) about Lincoln as was possible to find. I believe it carried through several generations and many decades.

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