Photograph from Apr. 28, 1865

Mourners on Public Square

  • Full Title

    Mourners on Public Square April 28, 1865 wait to view body of Abraham Lincoln

  • Description

    Mourners, holding umbrellas, line up in drizzling rain on Cleveland's Public Square on April 28, 1865 to view the open casket of the body of Abraham Lincoln, displayed on an elaborate catafalque. It was estimated that over 60,000 people viewed the body of the slain President that day. The casket had been processed down Euclid Avenue from the Willson Avenue ( East 55th Street) station of the Cleveland and Pittsburgh RR prior to being installed at Public Square.

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    Permission for personal or research use; publication or reproduction requires written permission from www.wrhs.org

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  • Cite this Item

    unknown photographer, likely Thomas Sweeney or J. M. Greene. "Mourners on Public Square April 28, 1865 wait to view body of Abraham Lincoln". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed August 23, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/215