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Unknown [close-up view of Lincoln's hearse, stereocard]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05136.43 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: New York, New York Type: Photograph Date: no date Pagination: 1 stereocard ; 9.3 x 18.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Yellow mount. Stamp on verso: "New York, Lincoln's Catafalque No 353." Close-up view of Lincoln's hearse and casket in front of windows hung with mourning wreaths. Soldiers stand at attention along near side of hearse.

People: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Brady, Mathew B., 1823-1896

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PhotographyCivil WarPresidentLincoln AssassinationAssassinationsGovernment and CivicsDeathUnion ForcesMilitary History

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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