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Original Caption: Scene in front of church

U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-2172

From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)

Photographer: Brady, Mathew, 1823 (ca.) - 1896

Coverage Dates: ca. 1860 - ca. 1865

American Civil War, 1861-1865
Brady National Photographic Art Gallery (Washington, D.C.)

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    • 07/Jan/2014 22:28:58

    Is this Lincoln's Funeral? Doesn't appear to be the normal Sunday morning crowd in front of this church and the black thing streaking by looks similar to other pics of his Catafalque - complete with honor guard marching along.

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    • 20/Mar/2014 22:34:28

    Is it St. John the Divine? The Washington Post article cites speculation that it's Grace Church, and comparing to (modern) photos of that church, it does look more similar to me. (In particular, the arched windows on the side of the building.)

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    • 21/Mar/2014 02:21:29

    I'm not sure why the Post speculated about that aspect as there's absolutely no doubt that it is Grace Church. I sent the photos to the staff @ Grace Church before the story broke as a common courtesy (and not to get them involved in any way) - I knew they loved their church and would be interested in seeing these fantastic photos. They responded and thanked me and lets just say they certainly recognized their own church. The St John the Divine was a very good guess however, as it looks a lot like it, and I certainly appreciated the assistance.

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    • 28/Mar/2014 22:00:22

    Nice job identifying these historic Lincoln funeral procession images Paul. Though they have yet to be confirmed beyond a shadow of a doubt, I feel confident they will be. Lincoln's catafalque (111-B-2178), shrouded in black and decorated with flags and black plumes was unique, and seems unmistakable despite the blurring. Also, I discovered that many of the honor guard appear to be wearing black crepe mourning bands on their arms, which is even more evident in an 8961p scan.