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Lincoln 1861 Inauguration
Inauguration of Mr. Lincoln, March 4, 1861

[ Photograph shows participants and crowd at the first inauguration of President Abraham Lincoln, at the U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. Lincoln is standing under the wood canopy, at the front, midway between the left and center posts. His face is in shadow but the white shirt front is visible. (Source: Ostendorf, p. 87)

"A distant photograph from a special platform by an unknown photographer, in front of the Capitol, Washington, D.C., afternoon of March 4, 1861. 'A small camera was directly in front of Mr. Lincoln,' reported a newspaper, 'another at a distance of a hundred yards, and a third of huge dimensions on the right ... The three photographers present had plenty of time to take pictures, yet only the distant views have survived." (Source: Ostendorf, p. 86-87) ]

Mrs. Abraham Lincoln
Mary Todd Lincoln
1818 - 1882

President lincoln and others
President Lincoln, Allan Pinkerton, and Major General John A. McClernand, ca. 1860 - ca. 1865

President Lincoln at Antietam
Maryland, Antietam, President Lincoln on the Battlefield, 10/1862. General McClellan is sixth from the left facing Lincoln.

President Lincoln at Gettysburg
Crowd of citizens and soldiers with Lincoln at Gettysburg.
ca. 1860 - ca. 1865.

In 1952, Josephine Cobb, Chief of the Still Pictures Branch, National Archives, was able to recognize Lincoln in a detail made from this photograph. (See Below)

President Lincoln at Gettysburg
Lincoln at Gettysburg - Detail

Lincoln is pictured in the center of the platform, hatless with his bodyguard, Ward Lamon, and Governor Andrew Curtin of Pennsylvania. Lincoln's private secretaries, John Hay and John Nicolay, orator Edward Everett, and Gettysburg attorney and organizer David Wills may be among those near the president.

President Truman photograph
President and Mrs. Truman, with Adelaide Johnson (in wheelchair), a 104-year-old Washington artist and sculptress who was personally acquainted with President Lincoln, during ceremonies at the Lincoln Memorial commemorating Lincoln's Birthday, February 12, 1951.



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