Smithsonian: “Mr. Lincoln’s Washington: A Civil War Portfolio”


  • National Portrait Gallery

“Mr. Lincoln’s Washington: A Civil War Portfolio”

Using large-format reproductions of original photographs, prints, drawings and maps to document how the Civil War affected patterns of life in DC, this exhibition focuses on activities that occurred in and around the historic Patent Office Building—now home to the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The exhibition will include views of forts and hospitals, the Navy Yard and the Sixth Street Wharf, and landmarks such as the Capitol, White House, Ford’s Theatre and the Old Capitol Prison. A special feature will be the images of notable Washington personalities—statesmen, spies, soldiers and nurses—who gave the city a sense of national purpose, glamour and intrigue during four years of war.

Visitors can view the exhibit through January 25, 2015, at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, located at Eighth and F Streets, NW, in Washington D.C., above the Gallery Place–Chinatown Metrorail station (red, yellow, and green lines).

More information: http://www.npg.si.edu/exhibit/exhmrlinc.html