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When Teddy Roosevelt Saw Lincoln

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“Look at the open second-floor window between shutters in this photograph, and you will see two little boys. President Theodore Roosevelt’s widow, Edith, identified one of them as her husband at the age of 6, looking down from his grandfather’s Union Square mansion onto the coffin of the assassinated Abraham Lincoln on Broadway in New York in April 1865.”

More from Michael Beschloss at The New York Times Upshot blog.

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May 26th, 2014 at 12:58 pm

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