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Abraham Lincoln: Last Sitting Before His Assassination

This portrait photograph of President Abraham Lincoln was taken by Alexander Gardner, likely on February 5, 1865. This photograph is from the last series of images taken of President Lincoln, previously thought to have been taken on April 10, 1865, just four days before his assassination at Ford's Theater. Subsequent research has discovered the more likely date of creation to have been February.
Alexander Gardner
Date of Work
February 5, 1865
Library of Congress