The Feinberg-Whitman Collection
Selected images from the collection
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An early draft of Walt Whitman's "O Captain! My Captain!"-the
famous dirge inspired by Abraham Lincoln's death. Whitman recited
his popular poem and delivered his Lincoln lecture almost annually
in the 1880s. Only two lines from this version of the much-revised
poem survive in the final "deathbed" edition (1891-92) of the poet's
lifetime verse compendium Leaves of Grass.
This photograph of Whitman was taken in his sitting-room in Camden,
N.J., where he lived the last eight years of his life.