"Death of President Lincoln at Washington D.C. April 15, 1865, The Nation's Martyr"

Currier & Ives1865

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

Abraham Lincoln's assassination in April 1865 plunged Americans into deep mourning. Before the existence of newspaper photos and television, lithographs helped people to understand the tragic event. This print depicts a room of the Petersen House, where the president died, across the street from Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. Not all of these people were actually in the room the morning Lincoln died.


  • Title: "Death of President Lincoln at Washington D.C. April 15, 1865, The Nation's Martyr"
  • Creator: Currier & Ives
  • Date: 1865-04-15
  • Date Created: 1865
  • Location: United States, New York, New York, United States, District of Columbia, Washington
  • Subject Keywords: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865, Barnes, Joseph K., 1817-1883, Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873, Harris, Clara, 1845-1883, Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875, Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882, Lincoln, Robert Todd, 1843-1926, Lincoln, Thomas, 1853-1871, McCulloch, Hugh, 1808-1895, Speed, James, 1812-1887, Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869, Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874, Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878, Petersen House (Washington, D.C.), Assassinations, United States presidents, Deaths, Deathbeds, American Civil War, 1861-1865, Lithographs, Prints (Visual works)
  • Type: Documents
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Print (Visual work)
  • Object ID: 00.3.11283
  • Image ID: THF121313
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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