Thursday, November 18, 2010

Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, Gettysburg

The only confirmed photo of Abraham Lincoln at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on November 19, 1863.

Made from the original glass plate negative at the National Archives which had lain unidentified for fifty-five years until 1952 when Josephine Cobb recognized Lincoln in the image.

Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication. Call Number: LC-B8184- 10454 [P&P] Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, Gettysburg

Title: Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, Gettysburg, Date Created/Published: [1863 Nov. 19] Medium: 1 negative : film. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-cwpb-07639 (digital file from original neg.)
Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, GettysburgTo Lincoln's right is bodyguard Ward Hill Lamon. To his far left is Governor Andrew G. Curtin of Pennsylvania. The photograph is estimated to have been taken at about noontime, just after Lincoln arrived, before Edward Everett's arrival and about three hours before Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg Address.


* Title from Civil War caption books.
* Forms part of Brady Civil War Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).


* United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.


* Glass negatives--1860-1870.


* Civil War Photographs


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is really cool! i learned about this in social studies!!

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