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The Last Photo of Lincoln

Harold Holzer | Published: October 18, 2009 at 5:04 pm
When Abraham Lincoln’s remains arrived in New York City on April 24, 1865, hundreds of thousands of its once-antagonistic citizens gathered to mourn him.

Lincoln Gets Buzzed

Harold Holzer | Published: August 18, 2009 at 4:09 pm
Looking notably robust near his 56th birthday, Abraham Lincoln sat for this portrait by an un­known photographer around February 1865.

Lincoln or Bust

Harold Holzer | Published: August 18, 2009 at 8:36 am
Abraham Lincoln posed for several famous photographs at Alexander Gardner's Washington, D.C., gallery on November 8, 1863: one with his private secretaries John Nicolay and John Hay, and another full-face close-up that showed the steely-eyed president staring directly into the …

Standing Tall

Harold Holzer | Published: June 18, 2009 at 4:06 pm
Lincoln sat for this unique photograph—“stood” would actually be a more accurate description—sometime in the summer of 1860.

Mary Liked the Clean-Shaven Look

Harold Holzer | Published: April 18, 2009 at 3:41 pm
  In February 1861, longtime Illinois residents Abraham and Mary Lincoln moved their family to Washington, D.C., where the new president took up residence in the war-riven White House armed with a reassuring new image: that of a bearded statesman. …

Old Abe’s Favorite Photo?

Harold Holzer | Published: February 17, 2009 at 3:11 pm
Looking at Lincoln by Harold Holzer, is a study of the 16th president through imagery.
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