A Special Birthday for “Honest Abe”

Last known photograph of Abraham Lincoln. Taken by Waltham Photographer, Henry F. Warren.

Did you know that this year is the 200th birthday of President Lincoln? We’re remembering with him with a new display outside the Waltham Room called “The Last photo of President Lincoln by Waltham Photographer Henry F.Warren.” Our local photog captured that honor when he took three pictures of him out on the south balcony of the White House. That was on March 6, 1865. After much controversy over who had really taken the last photos, Warren came out the winner of the “contest” when new information was found in a diary. Although the original negatives were lost, many prints were made and are highly prized by collectors today.

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