White House - Rare Wartime view of the White House while under Lincoln's Presidency. There appears to a large pole and stage at the lower left of the photo. Possibly for one of the many special events that were held on the grounds around the president's mansion. The President and Mrs. Lincoln were involved in a flag-raising ceremony there on June 29, 1861. From time to time people poured to the White House for speeches from the president after Union victories, and they were allowed to assemble on the lawn in front of the North Portico to see and listen to the president. Sometimes schoolchildren played on the steps of the White House or on the lawn. The president would stop and visit with them.
Inventory Number: CDV 210