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October 9, 2012

Abraham Lincoln’s funeral program

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:30 am

Abraham Lincoln's funeral program

Event program listing participants in events associated with the funeral of Abraham Lincoln, held in Chicago on May 1, 1865.  The program includes the names of pall bearers, a mounted honor guard, and general processors as well as an invitation to officers to join in the funeral escort and to the public to attend Lincoln’s lying in state, funeral cortege, and general procession.  The program’s white text is printed on a square of black taffeta surrounded by a fringed silk border.

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