1. Creator/Author:
  2. John Lancey (1)

Abraham Lincoln bereavement notice

Creator:
John Lancey
Location:
Massachusetts
Origin Date:
1865
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 19 3/4 in x 16 1/2 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.0094
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Manuscripts & Documents

Description

This memorial broadside on the death of Abraham Lincoln includes his dates of birth and death, three Shakespeare quotations, and the publisher's notice at the bottom. The text is surrounded by a thick black rectangular mourning border. The notice erroneously lists Lincoln's birth date as July 12, 1809, at the top; the correct date is February 12, 1809. Below the last quotation just above the black border is the note "Shakespeare applied to our National Bereavement." Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum