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Painting Captures President Lincoln Assassination Aftermath

There were no cameras outside Ford's Theatre on the night of April 14, 1865, as a group of men carried a wounded man out of the building. But German artist Carl Bersch captured the scene on his sketchpad as he sat on a nearby porch. A woman's face has a look of sheer horror. Around her a large crowd has gathered, their faces lit by the glow of a single street light. The wounded man is their president, Abraham Lincoln. Moments before, he and his wife Mary had been sitting in the...

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