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Arch for Lincoln's Funeral in Chicago

1865-05-02

Ford's Theatre

Ford's Theatre
Washington, D.C., United States

Chicago constructed an elaborate funeral arch to receive the remains of President Abraham Lincoln. While a band played "The Lincoln Requiem," 36 schoolgirls dressed in white placed garlands of white roses atop the casket. At the time of Lincoln's death, there were 36 states.

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