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East Front of Capitol during the Inauguration of President Abraham Lincoln, March 4, 1861

East Front of Capitol during the Inauguration of President Abraham Lincoln, March 4, 1861

This view of the East Front of the Capitol during the first inaugural of President Abraham Lincoln shows the scaffolding and crane used to construct the cast-iron Dome.

Photograph, salted paper print, March 4, 1861, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress