This is a very famous photo of President Lincoln from February 5th, 1865. The President would be assassinated a short two months later at Ford’s Theatre. I also found a colorized photo of the one taken by Alexander Gardner. Compare the two of them … the colorized one looks amazing, and kind of spooky.
Here’s the color one again for a closer look. Wow.
- Robert Todd Lincoln Attends Dedication of His Father’s Memorial (1922) (ghostsofdc.org)
- April 10th, 1865: Four Days Before Ford’s Theatre (ghostsofdc.org)
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