July 22, 2013
This is incredible. It’s the actual broadside advertising the play being held at Ford’s Theatre on Friday, April 14th, 1865. This was the play Lincoln and his wife chose to attend. Click the image for great...
July 12, 2013
We dug up this powerful image of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession heading down Pennsylvania Avenue on April 19th, 1865. Click on it for better details. Source: Library of Congress
August 29, 2019
This is the President’s official railroad car in 1865, likely taken around January. Four months later, the car would be used as Lincoln’s funeral car.
June 26, 2013
Now this is an amazing piece of American history. This is a large campaign banner for Lincoln in 1860. Source: Library of Congress
April 16, 2013
What a sweet campaign button from 1864! We dug this up on the Library of Congress’ site.
March 24, 2013
What’s up with this invite? Is Abe trying to tip the balance in the favor of his male advisors? Bizarre … two to one ratio?
February 8, 2013
You may not know this, but Abraham Lincoln was a bit of a technophile. On June 18th, 1861, “Professor” Thaddeus Lowe ascended to a height of 500 feet above the National Mall, in front of where...
December 6, 2012
What an amazing photograph by Mathew Brady.
December 5, 2012
The one thing I have against the National Archives is that is takes up so much of my time … I get completely engrossed in the images they post online. Here’s a great one, the letter...
June 22, 2012
The assassination of President Lincoln is one of the most, if not the most, tragic event in the history of Washington. Lincoln was shot at Ford’s Theatre in the evening of April 14th, 1865. A massive...