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Albert Berghaus’s Drawing of the Death Scene of Abraham Lincoln

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Ford's Theatre
Ford's Theatre

Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper artist Albert Berghaus entered the Petersen House on April 15, 1865. He created this imagined death scene based on the recollections of Petersen House residents. Future depictions showed more people in a larger room, leading to the eventual nickname “Rubber Room.”

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  • Title: Albert Berghaus’s Drawing of the Death Scene of Abraham Lincoln
  • Creator: Albert Berghaus
  • Date Created: 1865
  • Date Published: 1865-04-29
  • Publisher: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper
  • Original Source: DC Public Library Special Collections

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