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Description

The lithograph depicts a scene from the Abraham Lincoln mourning ceremony in New York's City Hall. Lincoln's body is prominently on display in the rotunda of City Hall as viewers file past. Black curtains drape the scene. A series of mourning ceremonies took place following the death of Lincoln, which occurred over the course of three weeks at fourteen locations:Albany, Baltimore, Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Harrisburg, Indianapolis, Michigan City (Indiana), New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. (White House and Capitol) before arriving in Springfield, Illinois on May 3rd.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1865

Measurement

15 1/4 X 10 5/8 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

ink on paper

Inscription

Recto, below image: Entered according to act of Congress, AD 1865, by Currier & Ives, in the Clerk's Office of the District of Court of the United States, for the Southern District of N.Y./ THE BODY OF THE MARTYR PRESIDENT, ABRAHAM LINCOLN./ LYING IN STATE AT THE CITY HALL, N.Y. APRIL 24TH & 25TH 1865./ Published by Currier & Ives, 152 [Nassau St. N.Y.]

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

Lithograph

Class

Article

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

578

Digital ID

FVW_00578

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries.

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

The Body of the Martyr President, Abraham Lincoln

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