Physical Object from Nov. 16, 2015

Carriage Tassel and Reins

  • Full Title

    LaRue Funeral Carriage Tassel and Reins

  • Description

    These reins were worn by the horses that pulled President Lincoln's funeral car through Philadelphia during the funeral procession in April 1865. The train carrying the President's body arrived in Philadelphia on April 22 and the body was open to for public viewing in Independence Hall on April 23. The reins were owned by Albert LaRue, who drove the horses pulling the Lincoln's casket throughout the city.

  • Source

    The Abraham Lincoln Foundation of The Union League of Philadelphia (Object ID: 1979.35.1A-D)

  • 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. "LaRue Funeral Carriage Tassel and Reins". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed June 24, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/916