Card from May. 1, 1865

National day of fasting and prayer

  • Full Title

    National day of fasting and prayer

  • Description

    President Andrew Johnson declared June 1, 1865, to be a “national day of fasting and prayer.” People all over the country collected mourning cards like this one as a way to take part in the observances.

  • Source

    Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, FOTH 3372

  • 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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    unknown. "National day of fasting and prayer". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed December 7, 2021.