Photograph of the Painting, "Death-Bed of Lincoln, April 15, 1865"

Littlefield, John H. and Goldin, John1866

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

Abraham Lincoln's assassination in April 1865 plunged Americans into deep mourning. Prints and card photographs helped people to understand the tragic event. This is a photograph of a painting made in 1866. It 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: Photograph of the Painting, "Death-Bed of Lincoln, April 15, 1865"
  • Creator: Littlefield, John H., Goldin, John
  • Date: 1865-04-15
  • Date Created: 1866
  • Location: United States, New York, New York, United States, District of Columbia, Washington
  • Subject Keywords: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865, Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882, Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875, Hay, John, 1838-1905, Petersen House (Washington, D.C.), Assassinations, Deaths, United States presidents, Cabinet officers, Paintings (Visual works), Cartes-de-visite (Card photographs), Photographs
  • Type: Photographs
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Carte-de-visite (Card photograph)
  • Object ID: 2014.0.25.3
  • Image ID: THF121168
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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