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Photos of Lincoln’s Second Inaugural

This L.A. Times story explains that three negatives of the crowd at Lincoln’s second inaugural ceremonies were recently discovered. Although the negatives had been around, they were mislabeled, thought to be from Grant’s inauguration, until a sharp eyed reader noted a few discrepancies. Here is the Library of Congress’ announcement. Note that at the end of the story you can click on the pictures themselves. I like this one.

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If you look hard enough you can almost see the blood dripping off Lincoln's hands. :-)

These photos were discovered by Carl Jennings (carljenningsjr@msn.com) of Berthoud, Colorado on Dec. 18, 2007 and were reported that day to the Library of Congress. Jennings is the founder of The American Civil War Library, a soon-to-be opened educational and research library.

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