Disposable Camera Tour
The Place Where Lincoln Died #4|
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4: The House Where Lincoln Died
A bullet longed in his brain, Lincoln was carried to this house across
the street. Three rooms are open to the public.
It's a self guided tour. A girl with a walkie-talkie greeted us and we
visited the room where Mary Todd Lincoln and others waited during the
President's nine hour deterioration.
In historic drawings this room has been expanded to include many more
death watchers than its small size actually could hold. Still, the
striped wallpaper and bureau and bed are recognizable. Here Lincoln was
placed diagonally on the bed to accommodate his height. He never
How could anyone stand at this spot and not feel the heavy sadness of
the room? Like the hordes of tourists that filed through, as in the
theater, we snapped our obligatory photo and passed along quietly.
Sometimes it just isn't possible to look the other away.
CONTINUE the Lincoln Assassination Tour
Photos and text by J. Dennis Robinson
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