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"Nashville" Funeral Train Engine

Creator:
unknown
Location:
Unknown place made
Origin Date:
1909-1920
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in
Item ID:
71.2009.083.0796
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Cartoons, Broadsides & Ephemera

Description

This postcard is a photograph of the Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati Railway locomotive "Nashville" which pulled President Abraham Lincoln's funeral train part of the route back to Springfield, Illinois. The engine is draped in mourning cloth and wreaths. A portriat of President Lincoln is on the front of the engine. At least eight men are positioined on or around the train for the photograph. The postcard reverse is divided. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum