Abraham Lincoln Funeral Procession, Chicago, Rare Large Format Albumen Photograph
Albumen photograph, 13.75 x 9.5 in., of the somberly decorated funeral train housing Abraham Lincoln's remains, waiting on a trestle that carried the tracks out over Lake Michigan, Chicago, IL, with a small crowd of mourners watching from the banks. Although uncredited, this rare, large format view was likely taken by S.M. Fassett between May 1st and 2nd, 1865. Mounted, 16.5 x 12.25 in.
A cropped example of this photograph is illustrated in Twenty Days (Kunhardt and Kunhardt 1965, p. 234-235).
Even toning to image and few light spots on albumen and mount. Mount has been trimmed slightly.