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written: on paper wrapper; "Taken from Funeral Car/ at president Lincoln's Funeral/ April 25, 1865/ C.C."
Dried flowers (4) from the funeral car of President Abraham Lincoln, 1865, folded in paper.
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.
Gift of Dr. John E. Stillwell, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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