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Lincoln coffin handle - Abraham Lincoln Assassination Museum - Peterson House - 2012-05-20

Mary Todd Lincoln 1818-1882, Wife of Abraham

Daguerreotype of Lincoln and his family in front of the White House

Most people believe that Lincoln sported a beard for the majority of his life, but in actuality he spent most of his life without facial hair. He only began growing his whiskers in 1860, during his run for president.

Abraham Lincoln

Tassels from Abraham Lincoln catafalque - Abraham Lincoln Assassination Museum - Peterson House - 2012-05-20 by dctim1, via Flickr

Abraham Lincoln, Candidate for U.S. President

ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S FUNERAL included a wake for the late president held on Cleveland's Public Square on 28 Apr. 1865. Lincoln had been assassinated in Washington, DC, on 14 Apr. Cleveland was one stop in a 1,700-mile rail journey to Springfield, IL, where Lincoln was buried on 4 May. The funeral train arrived in Cleveland at UNION DEPOT from Buffalo, NY, at 6:50 A.M. from Karen S

Nancy Hanks Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln's mother. .

President Lincoln was named for his grandfather, Abraham Lincoln. This grandfather was killed in an Indian attack while he and the president's father, Thomas, were working a crop. The Indian brave tried to kidnap Thomas. One of the president's uncles killed the Indian and saved Thomas. All this happen in the late 1700s in Jefferson County, Kentucky (just east of Middletown). This marker is in the area of the Lincoln homestead. Abraham's paternal grandparents were brought to KY by Daniel Boo...

John Wilkes Booth, the Abraham Lincoln Assassin.

Historic photo of Abraham Lincoln's actual funeral procession [The Abraham Lincoln Blog: Columbus Ohio Bids Lincoln Farewell].

Abraham Lincoln's granddaughter's. Robert Lincoln's daughters, Mary and Jessie Harlan Lincoln.

Seated pose of Abraham Lincoln holding Emancipation Proclamation papers. Photographed by Alexander Gardner. (c1863).

President Abraham Lincoln's casket laying in state at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio on April 29, 1865.

Abraham Lincoln's Last Day

Abraham Lincoln at Antietam

Abraham Lincoln's Funeral

History ~ Abraham Lincoln's Springfield home draped in mourning (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library)

"The photo of Lincoln lying in an open coffin is the only one that exists. It was taken by photographer Jeremiah Gurney, Jr., on April 24, 1865, as the president’s body lay in state in City Hall in New York. It was immediately confiscated by Secretary of War Edwin Stanton (1814-1869) and was hidden away for 87 years until it was discovered in the Illinois State Historical Library in 1952, by then 15-year-old Ronald Rietveld, who was researching the papers of Lincoln’s persona...

Abraham Lincoln after death