Dr. Whitny Braun

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Long-Lost Photo of Abraham Lincoln on Deathbed Featured in New Discovery Documentary Series

By: Nesa Nourmohammadi

THE LOST LINCOLN investigates the legitimacy of a new photograph featuring the 16th president on his deathbed when Discovery’s new documentary series UNDISCOVERED premieres Sunday, October 4.

September 14, 2020

A newly uncovered photograph featuring former President Abraham Lincoln on his deathbed will be investigated in a new Discovery Channel special.

Premiering Sunday, October 4 at 9P ET, THE LOST LINCOLN is the first installment in Discovery’s new documentary series UNDISCOVERED, which will uncover some of the mysteries of our time.

THE LOST LINCOLN will follow professional authenticator Dr. Whitny Braun as she leads an investigation to determine whether or not a newly discovered photograph could be the 131st and final image of the president following his fatal shooting in 1865. Her journey to discover the truth will take audiences from Lincoln’s birthplace in Kentucky to halls of the National Archives to the scene of his last moments alive in Ford's Theatre and the Petersen House in Washington, DC.

Dr. Stanley Burns and Dr. Whitny Braun

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As the 16th president of the United States, Lincoln is known for his leadership during the Civil War and the emancipation of slavery in the United States. He was assassinated on April 14, 1865 by Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth while attending a play at Ford’s Theatre.

Audiences can watch THE LOST LINCOLN on Discovery, or stream the special by downloading the Discovery GO app. They can also follow and join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #LostLincoln on social media.

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