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    Abraham Lincoln: Unpublished CDV of Lincoln's Funeral. A carte de visite depicting Lincoln's funeral in an unidentified locale. The funeral carriage is plainly visible in the central portion, surrounded by a large crowd of mourners. Buildings are draped in mourning. The catafalque is covered in black cloth with an eagle and large initials "A L". The back mark reads "Jex. Bardwell, Detroit." Bardwell is known to have copied the work of various Illinois photographers. We have compared this image to similar images taken of the funeral at various stops along the route. We believe the cupola of the Illinois State House appears behind the building at the far left. Accordingly, we tentatively identify the locale as Springfield. The Lincoln-Herndon Law Office would have been at the far left of the block of buildings, out of view. Some lightness, as made.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2017
    2nd Saturday
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