*PETERSEN HOUSE ~ where Abraham Lincoln was carried and died after assassin John Wilkes Booth mortally wounded him across the street at Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C. [As house stands and looks today]
Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Ermordung des Presidenten Abraham Lincoln. L'assassinat du president Abraham Lincoln. [n. p., 1865?] 19.9 x 24.8 cm. Stern Broadside v. 5, no. 1. Rare Books and Special Collections Division. This lithograph illustrating the scene of Booth fleeing after shooting President Lincoln accurately shows Booth's foot caught in the draperies surrounding the theater box. Booth broke his leg in that fall.
Zachary Taylor, a general and national hero in the United States Army from the time of the Mexican-American War and the War of 1812, was elected the 12th U.S. President, serving from March 1849 until his death in July 1850.