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Carte-de-Visite of Lincoln Home draped in mourning
Carte-de-Visite of Lincoln Home draped in mourning
Resource Typeimage
TitleCarte-de-Visite of Lincoln Home draped in mourning
Coverage / Year1865; Middle to Late Victorian, Springfield, IL
DescriptionSepia-toned print of Lincoln Home draped in mourning with the simple Tilton (renters living in Lincoln Home in 1865) draping. View from SW corner, with a group of men standing in front and behind fence. Black cloth drapes from windows across front of house and part of sides. Small tree in front and some trees to side. L 3 7/8" x W 2 3/8".
InterpretationLucian Tilton was a railroad executive, and friend of Abraham Lincoln. When Lincoln moved to Washington D.C., the Tilton family rented the Lincoln Home. They were still renting the Home when Lincoln was assasinated and they put up very simple black cloth for mourning. The city added considerably more materials before his funeral on May 4, 1865.
Lesson Plans / ThemesAmerican Communities in History; Antebellum Society and the Civil War; How we learn about communities
Learning Standards16 History
Author or CreatorUnknown
SourcePurchased from The Railsplitter Auction, New York, NY
Subject / KeywordsLincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Funeral; Mourning; Carte-de-visite; Images; Home; Springfield, IL
Collection PublisherLincoln Home National Historic Site
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statement
Resource IdentifierLIHO 9455
CONTENTdm file name1717201662003_9455.jpg
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