See the last photograph ever taken of Abraham Lincoln (1865)

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A final look at President Lincoln

This photo of Abraham Lincoln was taken on the balcony of the White House on March 6, 1865 by Henry F Warren. It’s now considered to be the very last photo of the man taken during his life. President Lincoln was shot and killed just over five weeks later, on April 15, 1865.


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Long billed as the last, but not truly the final picture

This portrait of Lincoln was taken by Alexander Gardner at Gardner’s Gallery in Washington DC, on Sunday, February 5, 1865. According to the Library of Congress, “This last photo in Lincoln’s last photo session from life was long thought to have been made on April 10, 1865, but more recent research has indicated the earlier date in February.”

>> Also see: One of the earliest portraits of Abraham Lincoln (1848)


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