Still Image from Apr. 28, 1865

Cleveland Reception Building

  • Full Title

    Building Erected for the reception of the body of the President at Cleveland

  • Description

    In this sketch, William Waud, Civil War artist correspondent, depicted the building erected in Cleveland's Public Square for Lincoln's public reception. Lincoln's Funeral Train stopped in Cleveland on April 28, 1865.

  • Transcription

    Inscribed vertically left margin: House where the first subscription to the "Boston Liberator" was got up.
    Inscribed above image: I have made the flags drooping it was raining hard all day, I am afraid if you make them flying it makes the building look too gay.
    Inscribed below image: grass; two rows of people filing past coffin.
    Inscribed below title: This is the only thing I have seen suitable for a sketch up to Chicago.

  • Source

    Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-DIG-ppmsca-05575

  • Rights

    This item is in the public domain and may be reproduced and used for any purpose, including research, teaching, private study, publication, broadcast or commercial use, with proper citation and attribution.

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  • Cite this Item

    Wiliam Waud . "Building Erected for the reception of the body of the President at Cleveland". Harper's Weekly, May 20, 1865. Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed May 30, 2020.