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Washington, D. C., The Petersen House, Where President Lincoln Died, historic photo

Washington, D. C. The Petersen House, Where President Lincoln Died, historic photo

An historic photo of the Petersen House (the center building with two men walking by), where President Abraham Lincoln died on the morning of April 15, 1865. This house located directly across the street from Ford's Theatre was the family home of William and Anna Petersen. After Lincoln was shot on the evening of April 14, he was taken from across the street to a back bedroom of this home where he died the following morning at 7:22 AM.

At the time this photo was taken, about 1918-1920, the home had been converted to a privately owned museum. The sign on the railing reads: "House in which Abraham Lincoln Died. Contains the Oldroyd Lincoln Memorial Collection of over 3000 Articles. Open at all hours - Admission 25 cents".

The Petersen House came under the management of the National Park Service in 1933 and is now open to the public. The house and its furnishings have been restored to appear as it did at the time of Lincoln's death. The Petersen House is located at 516 10th Street NW, Washington D. C.

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