Bowdoin Unveils Historic Lincoln Inauguration Photograph


Prof. Patrick Rael admires the historic photo

The week before President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art has formally unveiled a recently acquired photograph of President Abraham Lincoln’s first inauguration, almost 156 years after it was taken.

This was among the earliest political ceremonies to be captured on film, and this photo is one of only three copies in existence, said museum co-director Frank Goodyear. Read more in Bowdoin News.

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