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