Abraham Lincoln’s cats included Tabby and Dixie. The president also brought a few strays into the White House.

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Abraham Lincoln (16th President), was the first president to bring a cat into the White House. When Abe Lincoln assumed office, his son, Tad, asked to bring his cat - named Tabby, on the trip from Illinois to the nation's capital, Lincoln was compelled to agree.

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5 February 1865 Alexander Gardner photo of Abraham Lincoln | This is the last official portrait of President Lincoln, taken in February 1865 by Alexander Gardner (Gardner worked for Matthew Brady and actually took many of the photos attributed to Brady). There are a few more informa, pictures taken in March 1865 by Henry F. Warren. The President is holding spectacles and a pencil. Glass transparency.

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Petersen House, where Abraham Lincoln was carried and died after assassin John Wilkes Booth mortally wounded him across the street at Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C. [As house stands and looks today]

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*ABRAHAM LINCOLN ~ Political: Ribbons & Badges, Single Portrait Brady Ribbon: June, 1858 Lincoln was instrumental in getting the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate, where his acceptance speech would become known as the "HOUSE DIVIDED SPEECH". The fame debates w/Douglas took place in 7 towns throughout ILL. Despite holding his own w/Douglas, the state legislature selected Douglas for the senate seat by a vote of 54-46.

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Abraham Lincoln Home, Springfield, Illinois Photographer: Matt Turner This is from a photo contest for National Historic Landmarks. The McDowell House is also a National Historic Landmark.

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