Around the year 1855, Lincoln brought home a stray dog who became a loving family member and a faithful companion to Tad and Willie. They gave him the name " Fido." When Mr. Lincoln was elected President, he decided not to bring Fido to D.C. since since he was skittish around crowds and loud noises. Also the long train ride would've been stressful. Instead, they left the dog with family friend John Roll and his sons. On May 3, 1865 when Lincoln’s body returned to Springfield, the Rolls brought Fido to see his former master. During Lincoln’s funeral, Roll took Fido to F. W. Ingmire’s photography studio in downtown Springfield where the photographer captured several images, including the one seen here.