Lincoln’s Death, New Nation: April 1865 to 1877

Lincoln’s Assassination

Who took the famous photographs of Lee?

Lee and Lincoln were the two most photogenic persons of the war: the former because of his handsomeness, and the latter because of his humanness. Far more photographs had been taken of the Northern president than the Southern general, but Lee had one more opportunity when Mathew B. Brady knocked on his door on April 20, 1865. The two men knew each other well, and Lee consented to a series of photographs, all to be taken outside the house.


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