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The Death-Bed of the Martyr President, Abraham Lincoln

The Death-Bed of the Martyr President, Abraham Lincoln
Currier & Ives Lithography Company, active 1857 - 1907
Abraham Lincoln, 12 Feb 1809 - 15 Apr 1865
Mary Ann Todd Lincoln, 13 Dec 1818 - 16 Jul 1882
Thomas Lincoln, 4 Apr 1853 - 15 Jul 1871
Charles Sumner, 6 Jan 1811 - 11 Mar 1874
Lithograph on paper
Image: 21.6 x 32.7cm (8 1/2 x 12 7/8")
Sheet: 37.8 x 28cm (14 7/8 x 11")
Mat : 40.6 x 55.9cm (16 x 22")
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache
Costume\Dress Accessory\Handkerchief
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Bed
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard
Home Furnishings\Drinking vessel\Cup
Mary Ann Todd Lincoln: Female
Mary Ann Todd Lincoln: Politics and Government\First Lady\First Lady of US
Thomas Lincoln: Male
Thomas Lincoln: Politics and Government\Son of US President
Charles Sumner: Male
Charles Sumner: Law and Crime\Lawyer
Charles Sumner: Politics and Government\Statesman
Charles Sumner: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Lecturer
Charles Sumner: Politics and Government\US Senator\Massachusetts
Abraham Lincoln: Male
Abraham Lincoln: Law and Crime\Lawyer
Abraham Lincoln: Military and Intelligence\Soldier
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\President of US
Abraham Lincoln: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Environmentalist
Abraham Lincoln: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Merchant
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Illinois
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\Government official\Surveyor
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\State Senator\Illinois
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\Government official\Postmaster
Abraham Lincoln: Crafts and Trades\Boat builder
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Dr. Fred W. Hicks, III
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Exhibition Label
This deathbed scene shows Abraham Lincoln inside the house of William Petersen, where he was carried after being shot in Ford’s Theatre, just across the street. The bedroom was small and would not have been capable of accommodating all of the visitors shown here. Rather, family members, doctors, and government officials trickled in and out as Lincoln lay unconscious. The president died at 7:22 a.m. on April 15, 1865.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
Currently not on view