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Creator Role

photographer

Description

The pink-hued cabinet card features a photograph of an illustration (possibly an engraving or lithograph) of Abraham Lincoln's funeral car in New York, 26 April 1865. In the image, the car is adorned with ostrich plumes, bunting, and flags. Sixteen horses are shown pulling the car and various soldiers march alongside the procession.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1879

Measurement

4 1/4 X 6 1/2 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

paper (fiber product); albumen process

Inscription

recto, at right of print: (Copyrighted 1879.) / Funeral Car of President Lincoln. / New York, April 26th, 1865. / Chas. Eisenmann, Photo., / 229 Bowery, N. Y. verso, backmark: Established 1841. / P RELYEA, / Practical Undertaker, / No. 3 Willet Street, N. Y. / Brance, 160 Broadway, Brooklyn, E. D. / Undertaker for President Lincoln, New York, April 26th, 1865.

Creation Location

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

Work Type

cabinet photographs

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.

Related Source

See Collection Documentation Box 1, Folder 8000-8999. Two document items.

ID

8266

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.

Funeral Car of President Lincoln.

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