President Lincoln funeral program, Portland, 1865

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Funeral services at Portland City Hall on April 19, 1865 commemorated the death of President Abraham Lincoln. Poppenburg's Band played a dirge, and the Rev. Dr. J. J. Carruthers of the 2nd Parish Congregational Church gave an address

Mrs. Olive A. Beale of Portland wrote a hymn for the occasion.

The cover reads "Funeral Services, in the City Hall, Portland, April 19th, 1865, Commemorative of the Death of Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States."

The program is decorated with black and white ribbon.

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About This Item

  • Title: President Lincoln funeral program, Portland, 1865
  • Creation Date: 1865
  • Subject Date: 1865
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. 463, #481
  • Collection: WPA broadsides relating to Maine, Massachusetts, and World War I
  • Object Type: Text

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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