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Offline mystery-ak

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/maryland-man-may-have-found-two-forgotten-photos-of-lincolns-funeral-procession/2014/03/19/8f5f5fa6-ade6-11e3-96dc-d6ea14c099f9_story.html

Maryland man may have found two lost or forgotten photos of Lincoln’s funeral procession


WRITTEN BY Michael E. Ruane PUBLISHED: MARCH 19

In the first photograph, the crowd outside the church seems to be waiting for something to come down the street. Children stand up front so they can see. Women, in the garb of the mid-1800s, shield themselves from the sun with umbrellas. White-gloved soldiers mill around. And a few people have climbed a tree for a better view.



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If these are authenticated it would be a very big deal for Lincoln historians...

There were funerals and services conducted all along the entire funeral train line and the train stopped frequently for these.  It took so long to get the President's body home that his funeral coach was beginning to stink pretty badly.....



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If these are authenticated it would be a very big deal for Lincoln historians...

There were funerals and services conducted all along the entire funeral train line and the train stopped frequently for these.  It took so long to get the President's body home that his funeral coach was beginning to stink pretty badly.....

I believe they embalmed him several times to preserve his body...years later when they opened his casket he was as if he had just died...they practically pickled him...lol

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