Physical Object from Nov. 16, 2015

Casket Broadcloth Fragment

  • Full Title

    Broadcloth Fragment from Lincoln's Casket Covering

  • Description

    This cloth fragment may have been cut from the black broadcloth that covered President Lincoln's casket during the funeral procession through Philadelphia in 1865. The train carrying Lincoln's body arrived in Philadelphia on April 22 and the body was open for public viewing at Independence Hall on April 23.

  • Source

    The Abraham Lincoln Foundation of The Union League of Philadelphia (Object ID: 2001.34.1)

  • Rights

    Use of this item for research, teaching and private study is permitted with proper citation and attribution, as “Courtesy of The Abraham Lincoln Foundation of The Union League of Philadelphia.” Reproduction of this item for publication, broadcast or commercial use requires written permission. For permission, please contact The Abraham Lincoln Foundation.

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  • Cite this Item

    Unknown. "Broadcloth Fragment from Lincoln's Casket Covering". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed April 20, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/915