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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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