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President Abraham Lincoln's Coffin Lying in State at the White House, Washington, D.C.

Object Number: 
April 1865
Graphite on paper
Overall: 7 3/8 x 9 11/16 in. (18.7 x 24.6 cm)
Inscribed at lower center: "President Lincolns Coffin"; various annotations about colors and flowers; verso inscribed at upper center: "Presidt Lincolns Coffin / Washington D.C. / at the White House"
Civil War Drawings Collection; see also .25, .51 for views of Lincoln's funerals in Chicago and Springfield
Credit Line: 
Purchase, James B. Wilbur Fund
John T. Kavanaugh Collection, Rutherford, New Jersey, 1945
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group