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The Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln, 1861

Winslow Homer. "Presidents Buchanan and Lincoln Entering the Senate Chamber Before the Inauguration." From Harper's Weekly. New York, March 16, 1861. Wood engraving. 6 x 9. Phila. $85

Inauguration of Lincoln
Winslow Homer. "The Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States, at the Capitol, Washington, March 4, 1861." From Harper's Weekly. New York: March 16, 1861. Double page wood engraving. NA

Winslow Homer, then a very young, relatively unknown artist, attended Lincoln's first inauguration for Harper's Weekly. The first illustration above shows Buchanan and Lincoln just before the inauguration and the second Lincoln making his inaugural address.

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