The photo of Lincoln lying in an open coffin is the only one that exists. It was taken by photographer Jeremiah Gurney, Jr., on April 24, 1865, as the president’s body lay in state in City Hall in New...
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. He preserved the Union during the U.S. Civil War and brought about the emancipation of slaves.
Blood stains on the chair from Ford's Theatre State Box which Lincoln was sitting in while assassinated by the scoundrel, J. Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865.
The Adventures of Abraham Lincoln's Corpse
Abraham Lincoln was one of the most celebrated and mysterious presidents in the in U.S. (maybe this is why he made such an excellent vampire hunter.) His assassination sent a nation into mourning, and was followed by a two week funeral tour by train car. But Lincoln's body did not find rest at the end of this procession. Everyone from thieves to politicians tried to take control of the corpse — even decades after it was finally buried.
Lincoln Isham (1892 - 1971) was the great grandson of President Abraham Lincoln. His mother was Mary Todd Lincoln, eldest daughter of Robert Todd Lincoln. Lincoln was noted for his philanthropy, but his gifts were made always with no fanfare