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Lincoln's Catafalque in Cleveland

Western Reserve Historical Society1865-04-28

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Ford's Theatre

Black and white photograph of Lincoln catafalque and horse-drawn hearse on Public Square in Cleveland, Ohio, on April 28, 1865. The view is looking east with Superior Avenue in the background. The slain President's was on view for the public all day. Mourners waited in line, surrounding Public Square, for hours to view the open casket. It was estimated more than 60,000 people viewed Lincoln's body that day.

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  • Title: Lincoln's Catafalque in Cleveland
  • Creator: Western Reserve Historical Society
  • Date Created: 1865-04-28
  • Location: Cleveland, OH
  • External Link: Western Reserve Historical Society

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