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Abe Lincoln's inauguration, graphically presented...



Item # 587342

March 16, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, March 16, 1861 

* Abraham Lincoln 1st inauguration prints

The entire front page image is: "The Inaugural Procession at Washington Passing the Gate of the Capitol Grounds"  which shows Abraham Lincoln & James Buchanan in the carriage.
Inside is a nearly half page print showing: "Presidents Buchanan and Lincoln Entering the Senate Chamber Before The Inauguration" with related text headed: "The Inauguration". Plus there is a large and dramatic doublepage centerfold done by Winslow Homer captioned: "The Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States, at the Capitol, Washington, March 4, 1861". Lincoln can be seen at the podium in front of the Capitol.
Other unrelated prints in this issue include: "The Washington Arsenal" "Fort David, Texas, Headquarters of the Eighth Infantry", "Fort Arbuckle, Texas" and "Fort Wachita, Texas".  Also: "The Navy Yard at Norfolk, Virginia" plus some interior scenes of Fort Sumter. And a nearly half page of: "The U.S. Frigate 'Sabine' Off Fort Pickens".
Complete in 16 pages, various foxing to the front page with less foxing on the inside page. Minor wear at margins.

Category: The Civil War

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