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Abraham Lincoln Funeral Procession, Assembling of the People of Detroit, April 18, 1865, Photograph
Oval albumen photograph, 4.5 x 3.625 in., titled Assembling of the People of Detroit, April 18th, 1865, at Abraham Lincoln's Funeral Procession. On 9 x 6.75 in. mount. Photographed by J.E. Gileo, Cato, MI (stamped on verso). Ca 1865. Verso with handstamp of previous owner, J.E. Gileo, Cato, MI.
Lincoln's body did not come to Detroit and, on the date of this photograph, was still in Washington, D.C. A mourning bedecked pavilion is in the background, with a large crowd surrounding it. A scarce photograph.
Toning to image and mount, but very good overall. Some soiling on mount.