Abraham Lincoln Funeral, Cleveland, Remains of President Lincoln Lying in State, Photograph by Sweeny
Albumen photograph, 9 x 7 in., on 12 x 10 in. mount with mourning border, featuring printed title Monument Square and Pavilion/ Cleveland, O./ Remains of President Lincoln lying in State. Photographed by Sweeny, Cleveland.
An image of beauty and tonality, showing a large portion of the square, the monument in the background, obscured by just budding trees. In the center is a mourning bedecked pavilion where Lincoln was to lie in state. A seemingly endless line of Cleveland mourners clutch their umbrellas on a fittingly gloomy, blustery day. Soldiers stand at attention with their rifles while the crowd snakes around the tree lined city block waiting to pay their respects to their Commander-in-Chief.
Toning to image and mount. Few small spots. Verso shows signs of having been framed, the name "Mrs. Carter" written in pencil, probably the framer's client. Two five cent revenue stamps on verso.