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Death of President Lincoln
Currier & Ives, lithographer
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Huntington Library
United States Civil War
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First Lincoln death bed print by Currier & Ives, copyrighted on April 26, 1865. Depicts "little Tad" Lincoln weeping at his mother's knee beside the President's bedside. Tad was never present at the deathbed. This first print shows Gen. Henry W. Halleck (with handkerchief) at the bedside in contrast to the later version in which he is replaced by Vice President Andrew Johnson. See also pri675 (25).
The production of the print 11 days after the event was in sharp contrast the the normal 3 weeks it took to produce a Civil War era print.
1 print ; 34.3 x 46 cm (13 1/2 x 18 1/8 in.)
Pr. Box 675/26
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Death and burial
Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882
Lincoln, Thomas, 1853-1871
Halleck, H. W. (Henry Wager), 1815-1872
Deathbeds. (gmgpc)
United States Civil War, Huntington Digital Library

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