Saturday, May 27, 2023

President Lincoln delivering his second inaugural address on the east portico of the U.S. Capitol, March 4, 1865.

This is the only known photograph of Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address by Alexander Gardner. John Wilkes Booth [red arrow] can actually be seen in the center of the top row of the top platform. Forty-two days later, Booth shoots Lincoln at Ford's Theater.
Dr. Neil Gale, Ph.D.

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