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Looking Into the Past: Ford's Theatre, Washington, DC

This is Ford's Theatre as Lincoln saw it, taken soon after his assassination on April 14th, 1865. Obviously, quite a lot has changed here, but luckily, Ford's Theatre still remains. This is a really busy tourist area now, so it was appropriate that there is a big ugly tour bus in the shot.


Original photo taken between 1871 and 1880 by Matthew Brady, courtesy of the Library of Congress.


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Taken on April 9, 2011