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Ford's Theater, April 14, 1865

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The last photograph of President Lincoln while alive, taken in 1865 by Alexander Gardner. - From Twitter

a rare photograph of Ford's Theatre, Washington., D.C. It was created between 1860 and 1865 by Mathew Brady.The photograph illustrates location where Abraham Lincoln was shot in 1865, showing what the area looked like at the time of the assassination.

The Chair Abraham Lincoln Was Sitting In When He Was Shot At Ford's Theater

Lincoln's Chair from Ford's Theater, Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan. I saw this as a child and never forgot it!

Leather gloves worn by Lincoln to Ford's Theater on the night of his assassination. Blood stains are visible at the cuffs.

A closeup of a photo taken at Abraham Lincoln's second Inauguration March 4, 1865. Among the on-lookers was John Wilkes Booth, the man who would kill Lincoln just over one month later. (Each man is circled.)

The Smithsonian holds this set of eight creepy cotton hoods that were worn by the alleged conspirators who were charged, tried and convicted by a panel of Union military officials for the killing of Abraham Lincoln in 1865.