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

Band Of 10th Veteran Reserve Corps, Washington, Dc

Date:
April 1865
Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0075
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Table

Date:
Late 18th Century

This table belonged to Martha Washington at Mount Vernon. It later belonged to Mrs. George Goldsborough, great-granddaughter of Martha Washington. It is believed George Washington Parke Custis brought it to Arlington in 1802. After Martha Washington died, Custis spent over $4,000 at estate sales at Mount Vernon, collecting as many Washington belongings as possible. It was his intention to create a “treasury” of Washington possessions to show the world. During Custis' early years at Arlington, most of what he owned came from Mount Vernon and had some connection with the president and first lady.

Description (physical):

Wood. H 70.6, W 48.1, L 38.1 cm

Location:
Arlington National Cemetery Arlington,Virginia 22211
Identifier:
2010.0002.0018
Institution:
Arlington House-The Robert E. Lee Memorial

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

Carte-de-visite

Three quarter image of Dr. Samson of Columbia University. Image by Brady

Description (physical):

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2004.001.0139
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Commission Of James B. Ricketts To Rank Of Brigadier General Of Volunteers

Date:
1862

COMMISSION OF JAMES B. RICKETTS TO RANK OF BRIGADIER GENERAL OF VOLUNTEERS, EFFECTIVE: 21 JULY 1861; DATED: 30 APRIL 1862; SIGNED: EDWIN M. STANTON, SECRETARY OF WAR, ABRAHAM LINCOLN (BOTTOM), & G. THOMAS, ADJ. GEN. (TOP). INK FADED. WAR OFFICE BLUE SEAL AFFIXED. Origin: WASHINGTON, DC.

Description (physical):

Material: Paper. L: 50.2, W: 40.0 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 599
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Commission Of James B. Ricketts To Major, 1st Regt. Of Artillery

Date:
July 1, 1864

COMMISSION OF JAMES B. RICKETTS TO MAJOR, 1ST REGT. OF ARTILLERY, EFFECTIVE: 1 JUNE 1863; DATED: 1 JULY 1864; SIGNED: E.M. STANTON, SECRETARY OF WAR, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, PRESIDENT (BOTTOM); E.D. TOWNSEND, ASST. ADJT. GENERAL (TOP). WAR OFFICE BLUE SEAL AFFIXED. MATTED. Origin: WASHINGTON, DC.

Description (physical):

Material: Paper. L: 61.3, W: 48.3 Cm. Portion Of Blue Seal Torn & Detached

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 865
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Commission Of James B. Ricketts To Brigadier General Of Volunteers

Date:
1862

COMMISSION OF JAMES B. RICKETTS TO BRIGADIER GENERAL OF VOLUNTEERS, EFFECTIVE: 21 MARCH 1862; DATED: 22 MARCH 1862; SIGNED: EDWIN M. STANTON, SECRETARY OF WAR, & ABRAHAM LINCOLN (BOTTOM); G. THOMAS, ADJT. GENL. (TOP). WAR OFFICE BLUE SEAL AFFIXED. Origin: WASHINGTON, DC.

Description (physical):

Material: Paper. L: 50.2, W: 37.5 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 866
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park