The Washington Monument and United States Capitol building as viewed from one side of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.
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This is the inside of Ford’s Theater in Washington D.C. where Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1863. The theater is once again set up for the performance of plays while restoring much of how it looked on the date of Lincoln’s death.
The box where Lincoln, his wife and another couple were seated is center left in this image. It is decorated as it was on the night of the assassination. Lincoln was sitting behind the blue banner with stars when Booth entered through the door to the right, put a pistol behind his head and fired. Booth then jumped onto the stage from the box and escaped as the audience reacted in shock.
A second image from the Lincoln Memorial, this time a frontal view of the statue.
Some facts about the statue:
This statue of Lincoln was carved under the supervision of the sculptor Daniel Chester French. It is of Georgia marble, weighs 175 tons and is 19 feet high. The statue was dedicated with the Memorial in 1922 after taking 4 years to sculpt.
This is the statue of Lincoln that stands within the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The statue was carved over four years under the supervision of sculptor Daniel Chester French. It is 19 feet high from head to foot and weighs 175 tons. It was in the Memorial when it was dedicated in 1922.
Taken at the Lincoln Memorial. The contrast shows the greatness of the architecture.
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