Abraham Lincoln's Second Inauguration

This is the scene as Abraham Lincoln gives his second inaugural address on March 4th, 1865 on the steps of the capitol. Lincoln is the man with the blotch over his face near the center of the page. John Wilkes Booth, who was in the crowd, later said regretfully, "what an excellent chance I had to kill the President if I had wished, on inauguration day."

Date:
March 04, 1865
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
MES52103
Photographer:
Alexander Gardner
Height:
5812px
Width:
4690px
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