1. Creator/Author:
  2. Albert Ruger (1)

Funeral Car Used at the Obsequies of the Late Pres. A. Lincoln at Columbus, O. April 29th 1865

Creator:
Ehrgott, Forbriger & Co., Albert Ruger
Location:
Ohio, Cincinnati
Origin Date:
1865
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 13 3/4 in x 17 13/16 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.1833
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This lithograph features the funeral car on which rests President Abraham Lincoln's casket being pulled by white horses. The funeral car or catafalque was used to transport the casket from the train depot to the State House for public viewing on April 29th, 1865. Columbus, Ohio, was one of the twelve stops the Lincoln funeral train made along the route from Washington, D.C., to Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum