The White House Years
is a re-creation of the presidential box on April 14, 1865. Lincoln holds Mary's hand. Behind him, John Wilkes Booth approaches, suspiciously reaching under his jacket. On the opposite wall, we read Lincoln's touching last words to his wife.
In The Funeral
Train, gallery, you see a map of the route of Lincoln's train together with advertisements and announcements inviting mourners to pay their last respects. You can easily see that this was the longest, most elaborate funeral in American history. In this area, you also find the story of the long-lost final photo of Lincoln and how it was discovered in the Library's collection by a 14-year-old student.