Still Image from Jun. 10, 1865

The Funeral Catafalque at Springfield, Illinois

  • Full Title

    The Funeral Catafalque at Springfield, Illinois - Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper Drawing

  • Description

    In the June 10th, 1865 edition of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Weekly newspaper, this image was printed next to an article about President Lincoln's funeral in Springfield, Illinois. It shows mourners visiting Lincoln's coffin before burial. President Lincoln was buried on May 4, 1865 at Oak Ridge Cemetery. The illustrated literary and news publication was founded in 1855 and continued until 1922. It was one of several started by publisher and illustrator Frank Leslie. Leslie was a British engraver who came to the United States in 1848. The Illustrated Weekly followed a tested and proven formula of carefully combining elements of war, politics, art, science, travel and exploration, literature and the fine arts in each issue, enhanced with between 16 and 32 illustrations. By 1897 its circulation had grown to an estimated 65,000 copies.

  • Source

    Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection

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  • Cite this Item

    Thomas Hogan. "The Funeral Catafalque at Springfield, Illinois - Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper Drawing". Frank Leslie. Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed October 16, 2017. http://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/1112