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Michael Griest of Peekskill gets into character as (Credit: Faye Murman)

Michael Griest of Peekskill gets into character as Abraham Lincoln. He has to dye his hair, beard and eyebrows before each appearance. Griest has been a professional Lincoln re-enactor for 15 years. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Becoming Lincoln

Michael Griest of Peekskill has been a professional Abraham Lincoln re-enactor for 15 years. To celebrate Lincoln's 204th birthday, he attended a private screening of the movie "Lincoln" that was shown by Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino for 87 -- as in four score and seven -- of his Facebook fans at the Mount Kisco Theater. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Michael Griest of Peekskill gets into character as
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Michael Griest of Peekskill gets into character as Abraham Lincoln. He has to dye his hair, beard and eyebrows before each appearance. Griest has been a professional Lincoln re-enactor for 15 years. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Frank Griest of Peekskill helps her husband, Michael,
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Frank Griest of Peekskill helps her husband, Michael, get into character as Abraham Lincoln. Michael, who has white hair, has to dye his hair, beard and eyebrows before each appearance. He has been a professional Lincoln re-enactor for 15 years. To celebrate Lincoln's 204th birthday, he attended a private screening of the movie "Lincoln" at the Mount Kisco Theater. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Michael Griest of Peekskill gets into character as
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Michael Griest of Peekskill gets into character as Abraham Lincoln. He has to dye his hair, beard and eyebrows before each appearance. He has been a professional Lincoln re-enactor for 15 years. To celebrate Lincoln's 204th birthday, he attended a private screening of the movie "Lincoln" at the Mount Kisco Theater. (Feb. 12, 2013)

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Michael Griest of Peekskill, who has been a
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Michael Griest of Peekskill, who has been a professional Abraham Lincoln re-enactor for 15 years, has to dye his white hair and beard before each appearance. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Michael Griest of Peekskill gets into character as
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Michael Griest of Peekskill gets into character as Abraham Lincoln. He has been a professional Lincoln re-enactor for 15 years. To celebrate Lincoln's 204th birthday, he attended a private screening of the movie "Lincoln" at the Mount Kisco Theater. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Michael Griest of Peekskill gets into character as
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Michael Griest of Peekskill gets into character as Abraham Lincoln. He has been a professional Lincoln re-enactor for 15 years. To celebrate Lincoln's 204th birthday, he attended a private screening of the movie "Lincoln" at the Mount Kisco Theater. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino stands on a
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino stands on a chair to pose with Abraham Lincoln re-enactor Michael Griest of Peekskill at a private screening of the movie "Lincoln" at the Mount Kisco Theater. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Michael Griest of Peekskill gets into character as
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Michael Griest of Peekskill gets into character as Abraham Lincoln. He has been a professional Lincoln re-enactor for 15 years. To celebrate Lincoln's 204th birthday, he attended a private screening of the movie "Lincoln" at the Mount Kisco Theater. (Feb. 12, 2013)

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Michael Griest of Peekskill gets into character as
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Michael Griest of Peekskill gets into character as Abraham Lincoln. He has been a professional Lincoln re-enactor for 15 years. To celebrate Lincoln's 204th birthday, he attended a private screening of the movie "Lincoln" at the Mount Kisco Theater. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Professional Abraham Lincoln re-enactor Michael Griest of Peekskill
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Professional Abraham Lincoln re-enactor Michael Griest of Peekskill poses with Jennifer and Anthony Ricci of Harrison at a private screening of the movie "Lincoln" at the Mount Kisco Theater. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Professional Abraham Lincoln re-enactor Michael Griest of Peekskill
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Professional Abraham Lincoln re-enactor Michael Griest of Peekskill poses with Jennifer and Anthony Ricci of Harrison at a private screening of the movie "Lincoln" at the Mount Kisco Theater. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Professional Abraham Lincoln re-enactor Michael Griest of Peekskill
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Professional Abraham Lincoln re-enactor Michael Griest of Peekskill poses with Kimberly Morella of Mount Kisco at a private screening of the movie "Lincoln" at the Mount Kisco Theater. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Michael Griest of Peekskill gets into character as
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Michael Griest of Peekskill gets into character as Abraham Lincoln. He has been a professional Lincoln re-enactor for 15 years. To celebrate Lincoln's 204th birthday, he attended a private screening of the movie "Lincoln" at the Mount Kisco Theater. (Feb. 12, 2013)

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Michael Griest of Peekskill gets into character as
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Michael Griest of Peekskill gets into character as Abraham Lincoln. He has been a professional Lincoln re-enactor for 15 years. To celebrate Lincoln's 204th birthday, he attended a private screening of the movie "Lincoln" at the Mount Kisco Theater. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Michael Griest of Peekskill gets into character as
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Michael Griest of Peekskill gets into character as Abraham Lincoln. He has been a professional Lincoln re-enactor for 15 years. To celebrate Lincoln's 204th birthday, he attended a private screening of the movie "Lincoln" at the Mount Kisco Theater. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Michael Griest of Peekskill gets into character as
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Michael Griest of Peekskill gets into character as Abraham Lincoln. He has been a professional Lincoln re-enactor for 15 years. To celebrate Lincoln's 204th birthday, he attended a private screening of the movie "Lincoln" at the Mount Kisco Theater. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Michael Griest of Peekskill gets into character as
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Michael Griest of Peekskill gets into character as Abraham Lincoln. To celebrate Lincoln's 204th birthday, he attended a private screening of the movie "Lincoln" at the Mount Kisco Theater. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino speaks with friends
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino speaks with friends Bill Maloney, 16, of Yonkers, and Bob Fois of Eastchester at a private screening of the film "Lincoln" in honor of the 16th president's 204th birthday at the Mount Kisco Theater. (Feb. 12, 2013)

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Michael Griest of Peekskill gets into character as
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Michael Griest of Peekskill gets into character as Abraham Lincoln. He has been a professional Lincoln re-enactor for 15 years. To celebrate Lincoln's 204th birthday, he attended a private screening of the movie "Lincoln" at the Mount Kisco Theater. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Michael Griest of Peekskill, with Westchester County Executive
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Michael Griest of Peekskill, with Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino at his side, gets into character as Abraham Lincoln. He has been a professional Lincoln re-enactor for 15 years. To celebrate Lincoln's 204th birthday, he attended a private screening of the movie "Lincoln" at the Mount Kisco Theater. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Michael Griest of Peekskill gets into character as
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Michael Griest of Peekskill gets into character as Abraham Lincoln. He has been a professional Lincoln re-enactor for 15 years. To celebrate Lincoln's 204th birthday, he attended a private screening of the movie "Lincoln" at the Mount Kisco Theater. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Michael Griest of Peekskill gets into character as
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Michael Griest of Peekskill gets into character as Abraham Lincoln. To celebrate Lincoln's 204th birthday, he attended a private screening of the movie "Lincoln" at the Mount Kisco Theater. (Feb. 12, 2013)

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