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Description

The crowd awaits the President's address. ... Lincoln still sits at left center, his white collar and shirt again clearly recorded by the camera. ... On Lincoln's left are the justices of the Supreme Court; on his right are the members of his cabinet. At his immediate right, seated wtih crossed legs is Andrew Johnson; and, next to Johnson, looking towards the cameraman, is the outgoing Vice President Hannibal Hamlin. ... Taken at the east front of the Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., on Saturday, March 4, 1865, this view, possibly by Alexander Gardner, is from the Meserve Collection."" (Source: Ostendorf, p. 204-205). photography by Alexander Gardner (American, Scottish-born, 1821-1882)

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1865

Measurement

10 X 8 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

photographic print; gelatin silver process

Inscription

handwritten in pencil, verso, center: "Vice President Johnson is seated, to the the vacant chair with his/ hat ..."

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Article

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Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

1140

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

President Abraham Lincoln delivering second inaugural address in front of the United States Capitol, March 4, 1865

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