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The house in which Lincoln died, at 453 (now 516) 10th Street, NW., was built by William Petersen, a tailor of Swedish descent, in 1849. It is a three-story building, with the basement only slightly below the street level. Since the house had more rooms than the family required, he rented his extra rooms to lodgers

The boarding house where Lincoln died. It sits at 516 Street, NW, Washington, DC. It was built by William Petersen in a three-story building with the basement slightly below street level.

This taken after Abraham Lincoln died in this bed after the assault at Ford's Theatre

The photograph above was taken by Petersen House boarder Julius Ulke shortly after President Lincoln died. Lincoln's body lay diagonally on this bed. Source: Chicago History Museumbraham Lincoln's Last Day

*ABRAHAM LINCOLN ~ This artwork of President Abraham Lincoln, his wife, and two sons, Robert and Tad, was found in a family album belonging to Mrs. James Gaines of Philadelphia. Because it shows the entire Lincoln family, it is considered quite rare. Its owner is a descendant of William Wallace, who was married to one of Mary Todd's sisters

This artwork of President Lincoln, his wife Mary and sons Robert and Tad, was found in a family album belonging to Mrs. James Gaines of Philadelphia. The owner is a descendant of William Wallace, who was married to one of Mary Todd's sisters

Eddie, Abe's second son. Died just shy of his fourth birthday in 1850.  Cause of death: "chronic consumption"

*EDDIE BAKER LINCOLN ~ (March Second son of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. He was named after lincoln's friend Edward Dickinson baker. Both his mother and father spelled his name "Eddy"; the National Park Service uses "Eddie", which is on his gravestone.

Room in Petersen House where President Lincoln died, photo by Julius Ulke, April 15, 1865

Room in Petersen House where President Lincoln died, photo by Julius Ulke, April…

Only about 130 photos of Lincoln are known to exist, so excitement peaked when this March 5,1865 photo was discovered in Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s family-owned album.  It shows President Lincoln in front of the White House -  it could be one of the last photos taken of him before he was assassinated. The seal of photographer, Henry F. Warren appears on the back of the photograph, along with an inscription: “Lincoln in front of the White House.”

Two Notable Lincoln Artifacts Revealed

A Day in the Life of the Civil War: Lincoln's Animals

A Day in the Life of the Civil War: Lincoln's Animals - President Abraham Lincoln tried to rescue six horses on February 1863 when the White House stables caught fire.

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