After a much-needed vacation, The Abraham Lincoln Blog is resuming posting. I've included this photo of the nation's greatest president because it shows him with a rare smile and I have such a smile after my week in South Carolina and Georgia. I'll be posting about my visit to Charleston, Fort Sumter, and Savannah (Georgia) later in the week.
It should be noted that many people still believe that this photo is the last photo ever taken of Lincoln. It was traditionally thought that this photo by Alexander Gardner was taken on April 10, 1865, only four days prior to Lincoln's assassination. That's not the case.
The above photo was actually taken in February 1865, as clearly stated in John Hay and John Nicolay's Complete Works Of Abraham Lincoln, a 10-volume biography. The final photo of Lincoln taken in life was shot in March 1865 on the White House south portico and is shown below.
For more information about these two photos, please click here at the wonderful Abraham Lincoln Research Site.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Posted by Geoff Elliott at 11:14 AM