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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Where Lincoln Died: 1921

Where Lincoln Died: 1921

"Edwards boy at house where Lincoln died. 1920 or 1921." The ever enigmatic "Edwards boy" sees the sights in Washington. View full size. National Photo Co.

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Below is the same view from May of 2016.

Present day

Well, the boot scraper has gone (probably risk-assessed as a trip hazard, although there's not much mud in DC these days) and the sign has been replaced. Otherwise it's not very different.

Museum at Ford's

For those not living in D.C. - This is the Peterson House. It is still open for tours and managed by the National Park Service. Adjacent Ford's Theater in undergoing renovations until spring 2009. The museum's collection is not available for viewing by the public. Pictures are available at


Thirty cents to get in? Let's go watch "Zorro" instead.

Have a Nice Trip

What is the wrought iron on the last step for? Looks like you would trip every time on it?

[It's a boot scraper. - Dave]

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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