Stereograph with an 1865-1866 Photograph of the Abraham Lincoln Chair, "The Chair that President Lincoln Occupied at the Time of His Assassination"

Summary

President Abraham Lincoln happened to be sitting in this rocking chair when he was mortally wounded at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. on the evening of April 14, 1865. Mathew B. Brady made the photograph for his Brady's National Portrait Gallery. At a time before television and internet news, this stereograph view helped people visualize events surrounding President Lincoln's death.

President Abraham Lincoln happened to be sitting in this rocking chair when he was mortally wounded at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. on the evening of April 14, 1865. Mathew B. Brady made the photograph for his Brady's National Portrait Gallery. At a time before television and internet news, this stereograph view helped people visualize events surrounding President Lincoln's death.

Artifact

Stereograph

Subject Date

1865-1866

Creators

Brady & Co. (Washington, D.C.) 

E. & H.T. Anthony (Firm) 

Place of Creation

United States, District of Columbia, Washington 

United States, New York, New York 

Creator Notes

Originally photographed by Brady & Co., Washington, D.C. Published by E.& H.T. Anthony & Co., New York.

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

79.26.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Cardboard

Technique

Albumen process
Mounting
Printing (Process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)
Orange (Color)
Blue

Dimensions

Height: 3.438 in

Width: 6.375 in

Inscriptions

Printed on left side of images: THE WAR FOR THE UNION. Printed on right side of images: PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY. On back of images, on light blue label: WAR VIEWS The Chair that President Lincoln occupied at the time of his assassination at Ford's Theatre. / No. 3406 Copyright Secured. / PUBLISHED BY E. & H.T. ANTHONY & CO; AMERICAN AND FOREIGN STEREOSCOPIC EMPORIUM, 501 BROADWAY, NEW-YORK. / Negative by BRADY & CO., Washington

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