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Garfield sickroom

Garfield sickroom

Artist
William A. Rogers
Date of Work
ca. July 2, 1881 - September 19,1881
Credit
Kiplinger Washington Collection, Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

Garfield sickroom

This color engraving by William A. Rogers, likely noted artist W. A. Rogers, depicts the scene in President James Garfield's bedroom as he struggles to recover from an assassin's bullet. Garfield was shot inside a Washington, D.C. train station on July 2, 1881 by Charles Guiteau, who had sought a position in Garfield's government and was rejected. President Garfield would succumb to his injuries over two months later, on September 19, 1881.

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