Abraham Lincoln Funeral Procession, Chicago, Rare Large Format Albumen Photograph
Albumen photograph, 15 x 12.75 in., capturing Abraham Lincoln's funeral procession passing through the funeral arch on 12th Street in Chicago, IL. Although uncredited, the photograph was taken by S.M. Fassett between May 1st and 2nd, 1865. Mounted, 17.625 x 15.125 in.
A long procession of thirty-six maidens in white surround the Chicago hearse in which Lincoln's body rests. The carriage and women move underneath an ornately decorated three-arched facade that towers over the city street. The banner adorning the facade reads "We Honor Him Dead who honored Us while living/ Rest in Peace Nobel Soul, Patriot Heart./ Faithful to Right, A Martyr to Justice." Droves of men on the sidewalk take off their hats and face the camera; many are soldiers in uniform.
A rare, large format example of a photograph illustrated in Twenty Days (Kunhardt and Kunhardt 1965, p. 232).
Even toning to the image. Few very faint spots on image and mount.