Item No: pdcl00061
Title: Lincoln in Philadelphia: the State House
Additional Title: State House
Historic Street Address:
6th & Chestnut Streets
Print and Picture Collection
"This is one of the first three photographs of a President-Elect ever made. On his way to Washington, Lincoln stopped in Philadelphia and at Independence Hall raised the flag in honor of the admission of the state of Kansas to the Union."--OPEP, p. 67.
Lincoln and other men standing on a wooden platform decorated with the Union flag in front of the State House. A line of soldiers before the platform with a crowd. In the foreground are men climbing a tree.
Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.
Richards, F. De B. (Frederick De Bourg) - Photographer