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Gettysburg in the Civil War Gettysburg, Pa., vicinity. G.J. White's house CREATED/PUBLISHED 1863 July.

President Lincoln in his White House office, 1864

"Lincoln's Office in the White House" brings you into an exacting reproduction of Lincoln's White House office. As you enter, Lincoln has just unveiled to his cabinet his plans to issue an Emancipation Proclamation.

Daniel Day-Lewis viewing the Gettysburg Address, in the Lincoln Bedroom at the White House. Day-Lewis, of course, plays Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's movie "Lincoln". Photo by The White House, via Flickr

One of the few photographs of Lincoln inside the White House was taken in this room by Matthew Brady in 1864. It was not until after the renovation of the White House undertaken during the Truman administration that this room became so exclusively associated with Lincoln.

Confederate White House, Richmond, Virginia

Dorothy Day with her prison dress. On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from the electorate.

Elizabeth Keckley was a former slave turned businesswoman. She was Mary Lincoln's dressmaker and friend in the White House.

Helping needy soldiers with injuries and pouring hot coffee at U.S. Christian Commission headquarters, White House Landing, Virginia (c. 1862).