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11051842_10152888874052133_2667019565363666589_n.jpg (938×734) Springfield, Ill. August 8, 1860. Photographer William Shaw takes this image of well-wishers gathered at Abraham Lincoln's home. Lincoln is standing to the right of the door wearing a white suit. Mary is sitting at the far left, first floor window. Willie is at the second window from the left on the second floor.

11051842_10152888874052133_2667019565363666589_n.jpg (938×734) Springfield, Ill. August 8, 1860. Photographer William Shaw takes this image of well-wishers gathered at Abraham Lincoln's home. Lincoln is standing to the right of the door wearing a white suit. Mary is sitting at the far left, first floor window. Willie is at the second window from the left on the second floor.

William Wallace Lincoln, 11-year-old son of Abraham and Mary, died at the White House on February 20, 1862. He apparently died of Typhus, contracted by contaminated water. Elizabeth Keckly, the former slave who designed Mrs. Lincoln's beautiful wardrobe, washed and dressed him. When the President gazed at him, he mourned, "My poor boy, he was too good for this earth. God has called him home..."

William Wallace Lincoln, 11-year-old son of Abraham and Mary, died at the White House on February 20, 1862. He apparently died of Typhus, contracted by contaminated water. Elizabeth Keckly, the former slave who designed Mrs. Lincoln's beautiful wardrobe, washed and dressed him. When the President gazed at him, he mourned, "My poor boy, he was too good for this earth. God has called him home..."

In times of mourning, homes used to be draped in black. This is Lincoln's home in Springfield, Illinois, shortly after his death.

In times of mourning, homes used to be draped in black. This is Lincoln's home in Springfield, Illinois, shortly after his death.

The Lincoln home...Springfield Illinois..Abraham with son behind the fence

The Lincoln home...Springfield Illinois..Abraham with son behind the fence

Daguerreotype of Lincoln and his family in front of the White House

Daguerreotype of Lincoln and his family in front of the White House

[LINCOLN, ABRAHAM, President.] GERMAN, Christopher S., daguerreotypist. Quarter-plate daguerreotype portrait of Abraham Lincoln, probably taken in Springfield, Illinois, around 23 September 1858

[LINCOLN, ABRAHAM, President.] GERMAN, Christopher S., daguerreotypist. Quarter-plate daguerreotype portrait of Abraham Lincoln, probably taken in Springfield, Illinois, around 23 September 1858

Photograph of President Lincoln's vault at Oak Ridge, Springfield, Illinois (c. 1865).  *s*

Tomb of Abraham Lincoln Tresize Stereoview Photo Sprinfield Illinois

Photograph of President Lincoln's vault at Oak Ridge, Springfield, Illinois (c. 1865). *s*

Mary, Robert, and Tad Lincoln at the Flume Gorge in 1863  Mary Lincoln and her sons visited New Hampshire's White Mountains in July-August 1863.

Mary, Robert, and Tad Lincoln at the Flume Gorge in 1863 Mary Lincoln and her sons visited New Hampshire's White Mountains in July-August 1863.

Old Receiving vault at Springfield, Illinois Oak Ridge - This vault held the body of Abraham Lincoln and his son Willie while the Lincoln tomb was being built.

Old Receiving vault at Springfield, Illinois Oak Ridge - This vault held the body of Abraham Lincoln and his son Willie while the Lincoln tomb was being built.

[Willie and Tad Lincoln, sons of President Abraham Lincoln, with their cousin Lockwood Todd] (LOC) by The Library of Congress, via Flickr

[Willie and Tad Lincoln, sons of President Abraham Lincoln, with their cousin Lockwood Todd] (LOC) by The Library of Congress, via Flickr

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