Photograph from Apr. 27, 1865

Catafalque on Cleveland's Public Square

  • Full Title

    Lincoln Catafalque on Cleveland's Public Square

  • Description

    View of Cleveland Public Square looking west from Superior Avenue, April, 1865. The catafalque for President Lincoln's casket can be seen in the left background, with the statue of Oliver Perry immediately in front of the catafalque. Horse car tracks along Superior Avenue are in right foreground with line of horse cars in right background. Public Square was and remains the ceremonial center of the city of Cleveland. On April 28, 1865 over 60,000 people lined up, surrounding Public Square, to view the body of the assassinated President since the casket was displayed open.

  • Source

    Western Reserve Historical Society. portrait files, Abraham Lincoln, Obsequies

  • Rights

    Permission for personal or research use; publication or reproduction requires written permission from the Western Reserve Historical Society.

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  • Cite this Item

    Photographer unknown, but likely Thomas Sweeney. "Lincoln Catafalque on Cleveland's Public Square". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed April 1, 2023.