A rare glimpse of Lincoln's funeral
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Lincoln prepares for re-enactment of our 16th president's funeral.

pictures by Mike Fak

Chuck Fricke holds an enlargement of a picture of Lincoln's final interment as Virgil Davis, the owner of the picture, talks to media.

The Lincoln family tree is shown in this pictorial.


A remnant from one of the flags that adorned the Lincoln funeral train

Davis holds a portion of the casket of George Washington, which he was able to add to his collection.

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Mourning jewelry was a custom of the day. The jewelry was made from the hair of the deceased for family members to have as keepsakes.

With these gavels is a replica of the revolver used by John Wilkes Booth in the assassination of the president.



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