Office of Historic Alexandria

The Lincoln Album

 

  • 1 Linc Alb : Cover and Title Page of the Lincoln Album

    Cover and Title Page of the Lincoln Album

  • 2 Linc Alb : Unnamed African Americans seek to be identified by Alexandrian descendants

    Unnamed African Americans seek to be identified by Alexandrian descendants

  • 3 Linc Alb : This Lincoln Album contains many pages of souvenir photos, and Cartes de Visite

    This Lincoln Album contains many pages of souvenir photos, and Cartes de Visite

Juneteenth celebrations at Alexandria's Freedom House, commemorate Emancipation coming to Texas after the Civil War. This photo album was given by the Freed People of Alexandria to President Abraham Lincoln shortly before his assassination.  

 

The Freedom House Museum was once part of the headquarters for the largest domestic slave trading firm in the United States, Franklin and Armfield. 

 

The display panels are shown to the local community in an attempt to identify unnamed people in album who may be their ancestors.

 

 

 

 

Client: Office of Historic Alexandria
Project: The Lincoln Album
Role: Design / Production
Location: Alexandria