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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)
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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10 X 8 inches
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photographic print; gelatin silver process
handwritten in pencil, verso, center: "Vice President Johnson is seated, to the the vacant chair with his/ hat ..."
Gardner, Alexander, "President Abraham Lincoln delivering second inaugural address in front of the United States Capitol, March 4, 1865" (2021). Artifacts. 3754.
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