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      The Funeral Carriage An elaborately decorated horse-drawn carriage was used to transport Lincoln's body from the White House to the U.S. Capitol.

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      The 150th Anniversary of the Thirteenth AmendmentView of President Abraham Lincoln's funeral, with his coffin pulled along the street, 1865. (Alexander Gardner/Buyenlarge/Getty Images)

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    One of Abraham Lincoln's Life Masks ~ on display at the National Museum of American History. It's so incredible to see. Every line and hair on his face. Amazing.

    ca. 1858, Daguerreotype portrait of Abraham Lincoln. By Christopher S.. Lincoln, with characterist modesty, professed not to be pleased with the portrait, and when he forwarded the daguerreotype to Harriet Chapman, his letter of transmittal noted that “this is not a very good-looking picture, but it’s the best that could be produced from the poor subject”…

    Abraham Lincoln in an un-retouched photo.

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

    President-elect Abraham Lincoln, February 24, 1861 by Alexander Gardner at the Matthew Brady Studio. Popular photographer, Gardner was outstanding in his composition and subject matter. However, one will find that technically the consistency on his photo prints vary greatly - with major foxing and fading on many. This example "from Lincoln's "inkwell portrait series" shows great contrast and has fortunately lasted the test of time.

    The last photo of Abraham Lincoln taken in Springfield on February 9, 1861, by C. S. German.

    Young Abe Lincoln

    Early photograph of Abraham Lincoln two weeks before his final Lincoln-Douglas Debate. (c. October 1858).

    Before becoming President

    Abraham Lincoln, c. 1860. Thought to be the last beardless portrait of the soon-to-be president, this ambrotype was made for the portrait painter John Brown, who wrote: "There are so many hard lines in his face that it becomes a mask to the inner man. His true character only shines out when in an animated conversation, or when telling an amusing tale…He is said to be a homely man; I do not think so."

    Abraham B. Byers. 'Abraham Lincoln' May 7, 1858 Beardstown, Illinois

    Abraham Lincoln by Smithsonian Institution, via Flickr

    Rarely seen photo of Lincoln (possibly by Preston Butler) made in May 1860, just after Lincoln clinched the nomination.

    ca. 1860, The first portrait taken of Abraham Lincoln after he had received the nomination for president at the Republican National Convention in Chicago

    ca. 1865, Two Unidentified Brides and Two Unidentified Grooms

    ca. 1857, Portrait of Abraham Lincoln with tousled hair, ca. 1880-1890 copy by Max Platz

    Extremely rare CDV of Abraham Lincoln's dog, Fido. c. 1865.

    Abraham Lincoln died as a result of a conspiracy. John Wilkes Booth was not a lone gunman. He meant to assassinate the President, Vice-President, and Secretary of State in the same night. To do this, Booth had to rely on the help of other people who ultimately proved unreliable. The killer assigned to Vice President Andrew Johnson, George Atzerodt, got a room in the hotel Johnson was staying and loitered around a bit, but he never attempted the assassination.

    Yours Truly, A. Lincoln”, [Portrait of a beardless Abraham Lincoln, probably taken in Peoria, Illinois

    daguerreotype portrait of Abraham Lincoln

    Hearse and team, Flag Villa, Eighton Banks Road

    April 22, 1865 Funeral of President Lincoln reaches Philadelphia, nearly causes a riot.

    Funeral train