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Perhaps the best Lincoln funeral issue to be had...



Item # 675988

April 25, 1865

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, April 25, 1865  I have always considered this to be the most dramatic issue on the Lincoln funeral we have ever encountered, and we've had many great issues of the era. This title and date remain very elusive, and for good reason.
Most of the front page is taken up with a huge engraving with a banner heading: "PRESIDENT LINCOLN'S REMAINS IN INDEPENDENCE HALL". It shows the coffin with all the mourning banners as would be expected.
Also on the front page is an engraving of: "An Interior View of the Railroad Car Conveying the Remains of President Lincoln".
Plus there are nice first column heads including: "OUR DEAD PRESIDENT" with more, and text which carries over to the back page.
The inside pages have various reports concerning the funeral and end-of-war events, but certainly the front page dominates all.
This is complete in 8 pages. There are many archival repairs to bring this once-worn issue back to presentable condition, almost all of the work on the inside pages. Two leaves have small portions missing but which contained mostly ads. Some text on the back page carry-over report on Lincoln is missing. Fortunately the front page is in quite nice condition and allows this to be one of the more dramatic issues for display to be found for any Lincoln assassination/funeral report.

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