Photograph from Apr. 29, 1865

Catafalque in Ohio Statehouse Rotunda

  • Full Title

    Catafalque in Ohio Statehouse Rotunda

  • Description

    Carte de visite of the catafalque (raised platform) on which Abraham Lincoln's casket was placed in the rotunda of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, on April 29, 1865. There is a 2-cent tax stamp on the back of the card. On Saturday, April 29, 1865, Lincoln's funeral train arrived in Columbus at 7:30 A.M. Lincoln's casket was taken to the Ohio Statehouse where he laid in state in the rotunda. The Statehouse was draped in black crepe for the occasion. Thousands of visitors came throughout the day to honor the fallen President.

  • Source

    Ohio History Connection

  • Rights

    Use of this item for research, teaching, and private study is permitted with proper citation and attribution, as Courtesy of the Ohio History Connection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Collection . Reproduction of this item for publication, broadcast, or commercial use requires written permission. For permission, please see this web page

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    Witt, M. . "Catafalque in Ohio Statehouse Rotunda". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed December 10, 2018. http://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/271