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Wilson & Hood [Lincoln funeral parade, stereocard]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05136.38 Author/Creator: Wilson & Hood Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Photograph Date: no date Pagination: 1 stereocard ; 9.2 x 18.2 cm.

Yellow mount. Pencil inscription on verso: "View looking South from 6th and Chestnut St., crowd waiting to see body of Abraham Lincoln, April 1865." Similar to image #37, with slightly larger crowd.

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