The galleries in this guide include images from the last twenty years of Lincoln's life. Prints and Photographs Division staff have selected the images based on frequent requests, with a focus on those with no known restrictions.
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Hanna Soltys, Reference Librarian, Prints & Photographs Division
Prints & Photographs Division Staff
Note: This guide is adapted from "Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)" and "Assassination of Abraham Lincoln" lists, previously available on the Prints & Photographs Reading Room webpage.
Created: January 2008 and April 2009
Last Updated: May 2019
The following are galleries of selected images from the last twenty years of Lincoln's life. They include the Library of Congress's earliest photograph of Lincoln, as well as photographs of his immediate family members, photos taken at his inaugurations, and images relating to his assassination and funeral. Additional resources provide further exploration of Lincoln specifically through visual materials. For wider Library collections pertaining to Lincoln's life, please consult the Abraham Lincoln: A Resource Guide.