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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.


Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1865


15 1/4 X 10 5/8 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

ink on paper


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.]


Funeral processions--New York (State)--New York--1860-1870; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Death and burial

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


Mississippi State University Libraries.

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Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

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The Body of the Martyr President, Abraham Lincoln



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