Rocking Chair from Ford's Theatre, Used by Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865

Date:
April 14, 1865

President Abraham Lincoln was sitting in this rocking chair during a production of Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre in Washington, DC when he was assassinated on April 14, 1865. Henry Ford purchased the chair in 1929 for the Museum, where it remains one of the most revered objects associated with the "man who saved the Union."

Location:
20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124
Identifier:
29.1451.1
Institution:
The Henry Ford
credits:
From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Pro-choice And Pro-life Women Demonstrate In Front Of The Supreme Court In 1989.

Date:
C. 1989
Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0075
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
credits:
New York Times Pictures

572 Feet High—Setting The Capstone On The Washington Monument

Date:
1884
Creator:
S.H. Nealy
Publisher/Studio:
New York: Harpers Monthly

The 1884 ceremony in which Washington Monument project superintendant P.H. McLaughlin places the top on the capstones as James Hogan, the rigger, releases an American flag. Lewis O'Brien, who is holding a rope in the right-hand side of the drawing, is identified by Harpers' editors as "colored."

Description (physical):

H: 12 1/8", W: 10 1/4"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0007
Institution:
American Heritage Archives