Photograph of President Lincoln at the White House Taken March 6, 1865

  • Photograph of Abraham Lincoln.

Photograph of Abraham Lincoln.

Item Number: 5789

Washington, D.C.: 1865.

Albumen photograph. The last known photograph of Abraham Lincoln, taken on March 6, 1865, taken on the balcony at the White House. Measures 11 inches by 14 inches mounted on the original frame.

Photographer Henry Warren did not have an appointment with President Lincoln, but tricked a young Tad Lincoln into bringing his father to the south balcony. "Posing just to please his son, Lincoln appears preoccupied and perhaps a little annoyed" (Hamilton and Ostendorf, Lincoln in Photographs).