Carte-de-Visite of Lincoln Home draped in mourning
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Sepia-toned print of Lincoln Home draped in mourning with the simple Tilton (renters living in Lincoln Home in 1865) draping. View from SW corner, with a group of men standing in front and behind fence. Black cloth drapes from windows across front of house and part of sides. Small tree in front and some trees to side. L 3 7/8" x W 2 3/8". Lucian Tilton was a railroad executive, and friend of Abraham Lincoln. When Lincoln moved to Washington D.C., the Tilton family rented the Lincoln Home. They were still renting the Home when Lincoln was assasinated and they put up very simple black cloth for mourning. The city added considerably more materials before his funeral on May 4, 1865. American Communities in History; Antebellum Society and the Civil War; How we learn about communities 16 History
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Library|
|Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865|
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