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Unknown [Lincoln funeral at New York City Hall, stereocard]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05136.41 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: New York, New York Type: Photograph Date: no date Pagination: 1 stereocard ; 9.2 x 18.3 cm.

Yellow mount. Inscription on verso: "Funeral Dirge, City Hall, New York." Shows large assembly of people gathered outside city hall, which is hung with black bunting, in addition to large banner across front that reads "The Nation Mourns."

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