“All quiet along the Potomac” Mathew Brady’s cameraman, Thomas Le Mere, thought that a standing pose of the president would be popular. Lincoln wondered if it could be accomplished in one shot, and this is the successful result. It was taken on April 17, 1863
Robert Lincoln the son of Abraham Lincoln, was waiting to board a crowded train when the train lurched forward and he fell between the platform and the body of the passenger car he was trying to board. But before harm came, he was seized by the collar and yanked to the platform. His rescuer was Edwin Booth the brother of the man that would soon kill President Lincoln.
Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919) became a national hero during the Spanish-American War as the leader of the "Rough Riders." As Republican governor of New York, he outlawed racial segregation in public schools. In 1900, he was elected vice president under William McKinley. After McKinley’s assassination in 1901, he became president and was reelected three years later.