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Remembering Abraham Lincoln: A Look Back at His Funeral Procession on April 19th, 1865
On April 19th, 1865, the nation came to a standstill to mourn the death of President Abraham Lincoln. This blog post looks back at the funeral procession, capturing the grief and sadness of the mourners and the solemn atmosphere of the event.
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Mary Surratt Boarding House is Now a Chinese Restaurant
Mary Surratt's boarding house is a Chinese restaurant, still standing just around the corner from Gallery Place Metro. Today, it's Wok and Roll.
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The Program for April 14, 1865 at Ford's Theater - The Night President Lincoln Was Assassinated
Take a look at the program from April 14, 1865 at Ford's Theater - the night President Lincoln was assassinated. You can see the characters, actors and the ticket prices for the show. Incredible to think of what that audience experienced that night.
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Sketches of Abraham Lincoln's Assassination
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 assassination and aftermath of President Lincoln. Below are an assortment, with descriptions. The text below this work says, “President Lincoln’s Last Reception, Respectfully Dedicated to...
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Celebrating the 152nd Anniversary of the D.C. Emancipation Act
This week marks the 152nd anniversary of the D.C. Emancipation Act, which ended slavery in the District of Columbia and ultimately freed almost 3,000 slaves in Washington. Celebrate with a parade and other events, and read the transcript of the bill here.
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The Day Abraham Lincoln Was Re-Inaugurated: An Amazing Old Photo
Relive history with this amazing old photo from 1865 - the day that Abraham Lincoln was re-inaugurated as President of the United States. View the incredible details and learn about the location of this historic event.
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A GoDCer's Fascinating Family History Involving Abraham Lincoln
A GoDCer shares an interesting story about their family history, which is connected to Abraham Lincoln. Read about the long search for a newspaper article and the fascinating connection to the 16th President.
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A Striking Portrait of Lewis Powell: The Man Who Tried to Kill Secretary of State William Seward
This portrait of Lewis Powell captures the likeness of the man who tried to kill Secretary of State William Seward in 1865. It's a powerful reminder of the human dimension of history and the power of images to evoke the past.
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The Leg of Col. Ulric Dahlgren: A Civil War Mystery at the Navy Yard
Discover the remarkable story of Col. Ulric Dahlgren, wounded in the Civil War and commemorated with a plaque at the Navy Yard. Learn how his leg ended up in a parking garage and the history of the building since then.
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Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address: A Look at the Photo and the Document
Explore the photo of Abraham Lincoln delivering his second inaugural address and the original document. Learn about the confrontation between Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth that may have saved Lincoln's life.
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The Evening Star: A Look at the Day After President Lincoln's Assassination
On April 15, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. On the same day, The Evening Star newspaper was published, featuring a "Special Notice" that is as interesting as anything that could be published today. Take a look at the newspaper, the day after the assassination.
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Uncovering the Actual Playbill for the Play Lincoln and His Wife Attended on April 14th, 1865
Check out this incredible find - the actual broadside advertising the play that President Lincoln and his wife chose to attend on the fateful night of April 14th, 1865. Click the image for great details.
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The President's Official Railroad Car in 1865: Four Months Later, It Was Used as Lincoln's Funeral Car
Discover the story behind the President's official railroad car in 1865 and why it was used four months later as Abraham Lincoln's funeral car.
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An Amazing Piece of American History: Lincoln's Campaign Banner from 1860
Discover an amazing piece of American history – a large campaign banner for Republican presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln from the 1860 election. View the thirty-three star American flag pattern and bust portrait of Lincoln encircled by stars. Learn more here!
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Unearthing a Piece of History: An 1864 Presidential Campaign Button
Uncover a piece of history with us! We recently unearthed a fascinating 1864 presidential campaign button from the Library of Congress. Take a look at this amazing artifact and its story.
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What Was Abe Lincoln Thinking? Examining the Odd Two to One Ratio of His 1865 Inauguration Ball Invitation
Explore the mystery behind Abe Lincoln's 1865 Inauguration Ball invitation, which stipulated a two to one ratio of ladies to gentlemen. Was he trying to tip the scales in favor of his male advisors?
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Abraham Lincoln and the Birth of the Union Army Balloon Corps
Explore the fascinating story of how Abraham Lincoln was a technophile and gave birth to the Union Army Balloon Corps in 1861, when Thaddeus Lowe sent him a telegram from a gas balloon over the National Mall.
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An In-Depth Look at Mathew Brady's Iconic Portrait of Abraham Lincoln
Explore the history and meaning behind Mathew Brady's iconic portrait of Abraham Lincoln. Learn how this influential image has shaped how we remember the 16th President of the United States.
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Exploring the National Archives: Abraham Lincoln's Nomination of William Seward to be Secretary of State
Discovering the National Archives is a fascinating journey through history. Here's a look at Abraham Lincoln's nomination of William Seward to be Secretary of State in 1861, as well as a photo of Seward taken by Matthew Brady.
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The Assassination of President Lincoln: The War Department's Wanted Poster
The assassination of President Lincoln is one of the most tragic events in the history of Washington. Learn about the War Department's wanted poster for the conspirators and the massive hunt for them in the days following the assassination.
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Lincoln Strangely Forgotten: A Look at the Memorial Collection at the Ford’s Theatre House
It's been over 140 years since Abe Lincoln was gunned down in Ford's Theatre, but sadly the memory of the fallen leader seems to be fading. Here's a look at the memorial collection of mementoes at the Ford's Theatre House.
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Digging Through Old Newspapers: Abraham Lincoln for President in the Daily National Republican - July 21st, 1864
I was digging through old newspapers in the Library of Congress' Chronicling America archives and came across this from the Daily National Republican. It dates back to July 21st, 1864 and featured a rallying cry for Abraham Lincoln's re-election as President of the United States.
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#WTF: The Macabre Story of the Creecy Hatchet Murder and Suicide in the Mayflower Hotel
In 1930, a prominent military officer, Col. Richard B. Creecy, committed suicide in the Mayflower Hotel after trying to kill his wife with a hatchet. This strange story includes a bizarre connection to the first airplane fatality in history.
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A View of the Washington Monument from Within the Lincoln Memorial in 1922
Take a look at this photograph from 1922 of the Washington Monument from within the newly opened Lincoln Memorial. Learn more about the dedication ceremony attended by Lincoln's son.
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Celebrating Victory: The Workmen’s Visit to Lincoln and the White House on April 10th, 1865
On April 10th, 1865, workmen from the Washington Navy Yard, accompanied by a band, visited Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of the Navy, Gideon Welles to congratulate them and celebrate the Union victory in the Civil War. Lincoln addressed the men and requested a performance of "Dixie" to close the celebration.
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President Lincoln Photo From February 1865 - Compare the Original Photo and Colorized Version
Check out this famous photo of President Lincoln from February 1865, and compare it to the colorized version. Amazing and spooky! #Lincoln #History #GhostsofDC
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Robert Todd Lincoln Attends Dedication of Lincoln Memorial
Robert Todd Lincoln, President Lincoln's son, was still alive nearing 80, when the now famous memorial to his father was dedicated. Here are a series of photos from that day.
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The Siege of Washington: A Ground Level Perspective of April 14th - 25th, 1861
Take a ground level perspective of life in Washington City in the days after the fall of Fort Sumter. Read about the panic that spread, the Confederate response and the harsh words for President Lincoln and his cabinet. See photos from the era to get a better feel for living in Washington in 1861.
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