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Jay Leno Jokes About Huntington’s Lincoln Telegrams

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens acquired rare coded Lincoln telegrams in January and Tonight Show host Jay Leno recently poked fun at what some of those telegrams may have said.

Rare Civil War telegraph messages from Abraham Lincoln are one of the most recent and significant acquisitions by the

Several of the messages are coded and talkshow host Jay Leno recently showed in a joking Tonight Show segment that Lincoln may have been ahead of his time, using contemporary lingo like "TTYL" and other terms.

See the full segment in the video above.


Do you plan to see the Lincoln telegrams when they go on display in the fall?

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