James A. Garfield was shot in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881 by Charles J. Guiteau, less than four months after taking office as the twentieth President of the United States. Garfield died eleven weeks later on September 19, 1881, the second of four Presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln and preceding William McKinley and John F. Kennedy. His Vice President, Chester Arthur, succeeded Garfield as President. Guiteau was convicted of assassinating the President and was hanged on June 30, 1882 in the District of Columbia.

This photograph is a silhouette of a statue of President Garfield on the grounds of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.


Thank you to the group “Historic Places” for featuring this photograph.

The United States Capitol and its grounds is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Camera: Canon Rebel XTi 400D


statue, silhouette, washington, dc, assassination, assassinated, capitol dome, president james a garfield, charles guiteau


  • CraigsMom
    CraigsMomalmost 5 years ago

    The way you shot this, with Garfield in silhouette against the Capitol dome is gorgeous!

  • Thank you Mary-Ann!

    – Cora Wandel

  • James Godber
    James Godberalmost 5 years ago

    This is a very classy image!! Nice work.

  • Thank you James!

    – Cora Wandel

  • Visual   Inspirations
    Visual Inspi...almost 5 years ago

    What a beautiful capture Cora! the lighting and sillouette is just stunning!

  • Thank you Rhonda!

    – Cora Wandel

  • Stuart Baxter
    Stuart Baxteralmost 5 years ago

    wow…standout image my friend…very creative shot

  • Thank you Stuart!

    – Cora Wandel

  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful image Cora, great composition and lighting my friend!!

  • Thank you Shaun!

    – Cora Wandel

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 5 years ago

    beautiful capture Cora

  • Thank you Kathy!

    – Cora Wandel

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...almost 5 years ago

    interesting composition…….I like………..

  • Thank you KJ!

    – Cora Wandel

  • CraigsMom
    CraigsMomalmost 5 years ago

  • Thank you Mary-Ann, you have a great group here!!

    – Cora Wandel

  • Steve  Buffington
    Steve Buffingtonalmost 5 years ago

    Thanks for the history lesson. I have been “into” history lately, reading several books on the Civil War and have moved earlier to the American Revolution. Great capture. Highly unusual to get the silhouette in the forground, but the dome in the background is fully exposed. Pretty damn interesting.—Steve

  • Thank you Steve!

    – Cora Wandel

  • John44
    John44almost 5 years ago

    Cora my dearest.. Welldone and congrats on the Feature!
    Your shot gets the Flag of Honor

  • Love it! Love it! Love it! Thanks for the flag!!

    – Cora Wandel

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