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President Abraham Lincoln Lying in State in the Chicago Courthouse, Illinois.
Civil War drawings collection, approximately 1861-1865.
New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024, 212-873-3400
Drawing: Graphite, Cont crayon, and pastel on ivory paper. 13 5/16 x 9 3/4 in. A crowd of people view Lincoln's coffin, lying on a raised platform and decorated with the U.S. flag, bunting and rosettes. Inscribed at upper left in graphite: 'Illinois.' Numerous color and detail annotations. Verso is inscribed at upper center in graphite: 'Lincoln / Lying in State in the / Court House / Chicago.'
See also 1945.580.44 and 1945.580.51. Reproduced in Roberta J. M. Olson, Drawn By New York: Six Centuries of Watercolors and Drawings from the N-YHS (London: Giles, 2008), 313-315.
New-York Historical Society
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Death and burialChicago (Ill.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865Bunting (Cloth)Flags--United StatesCatafalquesLying in state--1860-1870
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