Dried flowers from the funeral car of Abraham Lincoln

Dried flowers from the funeral car of Abraham Lincoln
Title
Dried flowers from the funeral car of Abraham Lincoln
Date 
1865
Medium 
Plant material
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 x 1 in. ( 5.1 x 2.5 cm )
Description 
Dried flowers (4) from the funeral car of President Abraham Lincoln, 1865, folded in paper.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. John E. Stillwell, 1925
Object Number 
243
Marks 
written: on paper wrapper; "Taken from Funeral Car/ at president Lincoln's Funeral/ April 25, 1865/ C.C."
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.
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Creative: Tronvig Group