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Photo taken by Alexander Gardner that's been colorized. This photo was taken in 1865 just two months before President Lincoln was killed.

Photo taken by Alexander Gardner that's been colorized. This photo was taken in 1865 just two months before President Lincoln was killed.

February 5, 1865. "Abraham Lincoln, seated, holding spectacles and a pencil." Glass transparency; photograph by Alexander Gardner.

February 5, 1865. "Abraham Lincoln, seated, holding spectacles and a pencil." Glass transparency; photograph by Alexander Gardner.

This iconic photograph of President Abraham Lincoln was taken on February 5, 1865, in the final year of the Civil War and only two months before his assassination. The original intent of this photo by Alexander Gardner was to serve as basis for a painted portrait, but the photo resulted more impressive than the portrait. Poet Walt Whitman described the president’s expressions as “a deep latent sadness,” with the toll of war evident.

This iconic photograph of President Abraham Lincoln was taken on February 5, 1865, in the final year of the Civil War and only two months before his assassination. The original intent of this photo by Alexander Gardner was to serve as basis for a painted portrait, but the photo resulted more impressive than the portrait. Poet Walt Whitman described the president’s expressions as “a deep latent sadness,” with the toll of war evident.

*PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN signed the bill on December 21st 1861 that created the Navy and Marine Medal of Honor.The U.S.oldest continuously awarded military decoration is the Navy+Marine Corps’Medal of Honor.It was created by Union Secretary of the Navy,Gideon Welles as an award for enlisted men.Senate Bill Number 82 was signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln onDec.21st1861.The highest of military decoration, was designed by artist Christian Schuller.It shows...

*PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN signed the bill on December 21st 1861 that created the Navy and Marine Medal of Honor.The U.S.oldest continuously awarded military decoration is the Navy+Marine Corps’Medal of Honor.It was created by Union Secretary of the Navy,Gideon Welles as an award for enlisted men.Senate Bill Number 82 was signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln onDec.21st1861.The highest of military decoration, was designed by artist Christian Schuller.It shows...

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.

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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