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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Lincoln in front of his Springfield home, O-38

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.02.0032 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: Springfield, IL Type: Photograph Date: 1860 ca. Pagination: 1 carte de visite 6.1 x 10.1 cm

Summary of Content: O-38. Pre-war photo re-issued after Lincoln's death. Lincoln and his son Willie standing on the terrace of their house. Imprint on verso "The late Residence of President Lincoln, Springfield ill." Graphite inscription on verso "O-38," "The Martyrs Home."


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: PresidentGovernment and CivicsDeathLincoln AssassinationAssassinationsArchitectureChildren and Family

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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