Abraham Lincoln

The assassination of President Lincoln: at Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C., April 14th, 1865

April 14, 1865 at Ford's Theater began with a showing of Our American Cousin, and ended with an assassinated President Lincoln. The Library of Congress has the program from that evening. Pretty incred...

The Library of Congress has a large collection of graphic arts created over the course of two centuries. They depict famous locations and subjects. There are a large number dedicated to capturing the ...

This week celebrates the 152nd anniversary of the D.C. Emancipation Act, which ended slavery in the District of Columbia and came eight months before President Abraham Lincoln wrote and delivered the ...

Lincoln's second inauguration

This photo was taken on March 4th, 1865 on the day Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated for a second time. A little over a month later, President Lincoln would be assassinated in Ford's Theatre by John Wil...

We woke up this morning to a great email from a GoDCer. It's a rather interesting story, so we'd like to share it with the community. Since today is Abraham Lincoln's birthday, I would like to sh...

Wow, what else can I say about this one. Thanks to the abundance of random stuff on Reddit, I stumbled across this the other day. How amazing is it? This almost looks like it was taken yesterday with ...

We've heard from quite a few of you that Ghosts of DC is a regular morning read. And, given that we come across so much great content, we're going to compile a brief post on occasion to share these li...

Walking through the Navy Yard a few weeks ago, I stumbled upon an incongruous plaque embedded on the side of a building. The building was a modern parking garage, similar to dozens around the city...

Abraham Lincoln delivers his second inaugural address

Abraham Lincoln was sworn in for his second term as president and delivered his second inaugural address on March 4, 1865. There are a couple interesting things we picked out of this photo. Fir...

This is the Evening Star, published the day President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. Obviously, the main headline focuses on his death and the attempted murder of Secretary William Seward. B...

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