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Tag: Abraham Lincoln

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Lincoln Strangely Forgotten by Visitors to Washington

The city and the nation was about to celebrate Lincoln’s 98th birthday when the Washington Times published a feature on how visitors seemed to have completely forgotten the fallen president. A generation had passed since Abe was gunned down in

Abraham Lincoln for President in the Daily National Republican - July 21st, 1864

For President: Abraham Lincoln of Illinois

This is a great find. 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. Related articles Lincoln’s close call with

View of Washington Monument (1922)

Stunning View of Washington Monument From Lincoln Memorial

Here is a nice photograph from 1922. You’re looking at the Washington Monument from within the Lincoln Memorial, which has just opened. The memorial has not yet been formally dedicated — a ceremony attended by Lincoln’s son. Thanks Shorpy!

The Assassination of President Lincoln (1865)

What Was Lincoln Doing Four Days Before Assassination?

April 10th, 1865 — Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia had surrendered a day earlier at Appomattox Court House. The Civil War was over and the Union had been preserved. Workmen from the Washington Navy Yard, accompanied

Abraham Lincoln colorized (1865)

Abraham Lincoln in Color (1865)

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 Siege of Washington

Read This Book: The Siege of Washington

Buy this book and then read it (I bought the Kindle version). It is an excellent window into life in Washington City in the days after the fall of Fort Sumter. It chronicles life in the District starting April 14th,

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