Print, "Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States," 1865

Kimmel & Forster and Facks, F.1865

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 made in 1865 was based on a photograph made on February 9, 1864 by Anthony Berger at Mathew Brady's Washington, D.C. gallery. The lithographer added the hand hidden in jacket, which was considered a gentleman's pose.


  • Title: Print, "Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States," 1865
  • Creator: Kimmel & Forster, Facks, F.
  • Date: 1865
  • Location: United States, New York, New York
  • Subject Keywords: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865, United States presidents, Assassinations, Commemorations, Civil wars, American Civil War, 1861-1865, Prints (Visual works), Lithographs, Commemoratives
  • Type: Documents
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Print (Visual work)
  • Object ID: 00.3.14331
  • Image ID: THF11602
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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