Dried flowers from the funeral car of Abraham Lincoln

Object Number: 
243
Date: 
1865
Medium: 
Plant material
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 1 in. ( 5.1 x 2.5 cm )
Marks: 
written: on paper wrapper; "Taken from Funeral Car/ at president Lincoln's Funeral/ April 25, 1865/ C.C."
Description: 
Dried flowers (4) from the funeral car of President Abraham Lincoln, 1865, folded in paper.
Gallery Label: 
After President Abraham Lincoln's assassination on April 15, 1865, his funeral train arrived in New York City early on April 24. The cortège followed a route from Desbrosses Street to City Hall Park, and Lincoln's body lay in state at City Hall from 1 p.m. until noon the next day, when the cortège traveled up Broadway to the depot of the Hudson River Railroad.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. John E. Stillwell, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group