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Lincoln - Lay Dying

Lincoln - Lay Dying Visual Arts American History Disasters Famous Historical Events Nineteenth Century Life

Too tall for the bed in which he was lying, in Petersen's Boarding House, the stricken President was fatally wounded. 

His wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, was often hysterical as she came to terms with the severity of Abraham Lincoln's injuries.

This image depicts a scene at Petersen's Boarding House during President Lincoln's final hours.


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Image online, courtesy Library of Congress.

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