Abraham Lincoln
Sixteenth President of the United States
1861 - 1865

Born: February 12, 1809 in Hardin County, Kentucky
Died: April 15, 1865 in Washington, DC (assassination)

Lincoln - 

The last photo

This is believed to be the final photograph of Abraham Lincoln during his lifetime. According to John Hay and John Nicolay, Lincoln's secretaries, it was one of three pictures taken late in the afternoon of Monday, March 6, 1865 by Henry Warren of Waltham, Massachusetts. The President was seated on the balcony of the south portico of the White House, and his ruffled hair bears witness to the stiff breeze reported on that day. The original negatives from all three photographs are lost.

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of President Lincoln posted on the
White House website

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