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Print of Lincoln's funeral procession in Chicago, IL
Print of Lincoln's funeral procession in Chicago, IL
Resource Typeimage
TitlePrint of Lincoln's funeral procession in Chicago, IL
Coverage / Year1865 to 1870; Middle Victorian, Springfield, IL
Description"Funeral Service of President Lincoln at Chicago, Illinois. May 1- Removing the Coffin From the Funeral Train to the Catafalque- From a Photograph by Alschuler." Lithograph on newsprint, mounted on white paper. Large crowd lines street, soldiers carry coffin toward large catafalque under canopy. Catafalque under center of three arches with various mottos on them, many flags and flowers. L 15" x W 10 3/4".
InterpretationOne of many images of the funeral processions throughout the country. Lincoln's funeral train took 20 days to get from Washington, DC to Springfield for his funeral and burial on May 4. The train basically reversed the route his inaugural train took in 1861. Along the way, many cities had services and processions so that as many people as possible could see his coffin and pay their respects.
Lesson Plans / ThemesAmerican Communities in History; Antebellum Society and the Civil War; How we learn about communities
Learning Standards16 History; 25-27 Fine Arts
Author or CreatorUnknown
SourceTransferred from Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, Washington, D.C.
Subject / KeywordsLincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Funeral; Image; Print; Lithograph; Chicago, 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 6765
CONTENTdm file name7504201662003_6765.jpg
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