Lincoln's Funeral, Union Square - 1865


Composition of stereograph "American Views" showing horse-drawn carriages in Lincoln's funeral procession on Broadway proceeding toward Union Square, New York City. Publisher not identified. Another photo taken on the same day by the same publisher is shown below. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Lincoln's body lay in state in New York's City Hall on April 24th and 25th, 1865. The four-story brownstone mansion on the left (849 Broadway) was the home of Cornelius Van Schaack Roosevelt (1794-1871), grandfather of Theodore Roosevelt. It was demolished by 1872. The procession, watched by crowds of pedestrians, also passed in other cities, before burial in Springfield, Illinois on May 4th.  In 1870, the Lincoln Monument, was installed in Union Square.


Lincoln 1865




Union Square


Old City of New York



20th century




Union Square 19th Century


Another photograph taken on the same day by the same publisher, same source.


Old City New York


Parade 1919


Grant's Tomb


President Lincoln


Lincoln's Funeral, Union Square - 1865


7th Regiment

Looking north from Broome Street.


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