The cover of The Illustrated London News from the 26th of November, 1864.
The main story is about the reelection of US President Abraham Lincoln. Less than half a year later the President was assassinated.
The funeral procession of US President Abraham Lincoln arrives in Albany, New York on the 25th of April, 1865.
Lincoln had been assassinated ten days earlier, and his body was taken by train to a number of locations in the United States to lay in state.
The train actually arrived in Albany at 10:55pm, and left the next day, following a public viewing. His final resting place was Springfield, Illinois.
US President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on the 15th of April, 1865, at Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C.
This image depicting the moment of the assassination is from circa 1900.
US President Abraham Lincoln gave his first inaugural address on the 4th of March, 1861.
The speech, considered by many to be one of the greatest in American history, was delivered in the shadow of the not yet completed dome of the US Capitol in Washington.
Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession makes its way down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C. on the 19th of April, 1865.
On the 26th of April, 1865, John Wilkes Booth was cornered and shot dead in Port Royal, Virginia. Twelve days earlier he had assassinated US President Abraham Lincoln in Washington D.C.