Still Image from May. 3, 1865

Lincoln's coffin in Springfield

  • Full Title

    Lincoln's coffin on view at State House, Springfield, Illinois

  • Description

    Civil War artist correspondent, William Waud, depicted Lincoln laying in state at the Illinois Statehouse in Springfield on May 3, 1865. The image was published in Harper's Weekly on May 27, 1865, as "President Lincoln's Funeral - Catafalque in the City Hall, Springfield, Illinois."

  • Transcription

    Inscribed below image: old. Within image: pink, white.
    Inscribed on bunting: The father; Sooner Than Surrender These Principles I Would Be Assassinated on this.

  • Source

    Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division,LC-DIG-ppmsca-19929

  • 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

    William Waud. "Lincoln's coffin on view at State House, Springfield, Illinois". Harper's Weekly. Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed May 31, 2020.