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The New York Funeral Procession
The next day, April 24th, the train traveled north from Philadelphia to New York City. A ferry transported the train car and Lincoln’s body across the Hudson River from New Jersey and into the city, where the casket was transported to City Hall. Lincoln lay in state there until 2:00 p.m. on April 25th, and an estimated 500,000 people waited in line to view the body. At 2:00 p.m., the casket was closed and placed on a magnificent fourteen-foot hearse drawn by sixteen horses. The funeral procession began on Broadway and made its way to the Hudson River Railway Depot, where the funeral train departed for Albany at 4:00 p.m. This stereocard shows part of the procession on Broadway. More than 75,000 people marched in the procession while tens of thousands more lined the streets and watched from windows and rooftops.
- The New York Funeral Procession
- E. & H.T. Anthony (Firm)
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