Last Photo of President Abraham Lincoln in Color

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A color version of the last photograph taken of Abraham Lincoln alive, 6th March 1865.
Colorization Credit: Mads Madsen

Here you can see a colorization of the last photograph taken of President Abraham Lincoln during his life. The is in color thanks to the masterful manual coloring of this image by expert colorizer, Mads Madsen.

The original photograph was taken by Henry F. Warren on the balcony at the south portico of the White House in Washington, D.C. Other photos were taken at this session, but none of them survived. Lincoln had not long turned 56 years old when this photo was taken.

It was taken on the 6th of March 1865, just over a month before President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. by actor John Wilkes Booth.

Black and White photograph of President Abraham Lincoln when he was 56 years old. The last photo of him alive.
Black and White photograph of 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. This was the last photograph taken of the President. March 6, 1865.
Credit: Wikimedia Commons // Public Domain

While this may have been the last photograph of the President taken during his life, the real final image of Lincoln was taken after he had died. There is a photograph that exists of him that was taken on the 16th April 1865 by John B. Bachelder when they were preparing to have him embalmed and prepared for lying in state.

The last confirmed photograph of President Abraham Lincoln taken while he was being embalmed and prepared for lying in state. April 16, 1865.
Credit: Wikimedia Commons // Public Domain

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