The Last Known Photograph Taken of Abraham Lincoln Before His Assassination, an Original

The famous Warren photograph, taken March 6, 1865; with a certification from legendary dealer Charles Hamilton

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Purchase $8,600

A 6 by 9 inch portrait photograph of Abraham Lincoln taken by Henry Warren on the south balcony of the White House, Washington, late afternoon, March 6, 1865. The caption on the mount below shows this to be a first printing produced in Lincoln’s lifetime, as it reads “The Latest Photograph of...

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The Last Known Photograph Taken of Abraham Lincoln Before His Assassination, an Original

The famous Warren photograph, taken March 6, 1865; with a certification from legendary dealer Charles Hamilton

A 6 by 9 inch portrait photograph of Abraham Lincoln taken by Henry Warren on the south balcony of the White House, Washington, late afternoon, March 6, 1865. The caption on the mount below shows this to be a first printing produced in Lincoln’s lifetime, as it reads “The Latest Photograph of President Lincoln.” After the assassination a month later, the caption was changed by Warren to read “The Last Photograph of President Lincoln.” Some uneven trimming not affecting photo or text.
Warren was in Washington for the inauguration, but was not acquainted with the President or any notables. But he had a plan. Warren found out that Tad Lincoln went riding on his pony every afternoon. He ambushed and ‘shot’ a photograph of young Lincoln astride his pony and on the following afternoon delivered the prints to Tad. The boy was delighted by them. ‘Now,’ said Warren, ‘bring out your father and I will make a picture of him for you.’ Tad dashed off, and in a few minutes appeared on the south balcony of the White House with the President. Lincoln posing just to please his son.

This comes with a certificate from legendary dealer Charles Hamilton saying that this is “an original photograph (not a copy) taken by Henry F. Warren on the south balcony of the White House on Monday, March 6, 1865.”

Purchase $8,600

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