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The Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln as the President of the United States, at the Capital, March 4, 1861

Winslow Homer (1836-1910)1861

Hudson River Museum

Hudson River Museum

A Harper's writer described the procession to the Capitol, where, "The Supreme Court, the Senate, House of Representatives, Foreign Ministers, and a vast crowd of privileged persons quickly filled every seat: while the people--to the number of some 25,000--were gathered in a dense mass below. President Lincoln . . . in a clear, strong voice, proceeded to read his inaugural address, which was frequently interrupted by bursts of applause." Captioning Homer's illustration "from a drawing made on the spot" gives the report added authenticity.

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  • Title: The Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln as the President of the United States, at the Capital, March 4, 1861
  • Creator: Winslow Homer (1836-1910)
  • Date Created: 1861
  • Medium: Wood engraving

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