Lincoln's Inaugural Lincoln family photo
Kathy Pinna

Lincoln's Inaugural

Photo of the crowd at Lincoln's second inauguration, 1865. In the crowd are African American troops who marched in the inaugural parade. It was a rainy day at the U.S. Capitol grounds. The Civil War was almost at end. It was at the end of this inaugural speech that he said: "With malice toward none, with charity for all, ... let us strive on to finish the work we are in, ... to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations." Still words to live by.

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress
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Very cool photograph!
Sep 24, 2011 5:25 pm reply
Isn't it, Suzanne? It looks like any photo today - except the clothes are different and the crowds are larger now! :)
Sep 24, 2011 11:38 pm reply
Photo taken at US Capitol grounds Washington DC, District of Columbia USA on