"The photo of Lincoln lying in an open coffin is the only one that exists. It was taken by photographer Jeremiah Gurney, Jr., on April 24, 1865, as the president’s body lay in state in City Hall in New York. It was immediately confiscated by Secretary of War Edwin Stanton (1814-1869) and was hidden away for 87 years until it was discovered in the Illinois State Historical Library in 1952, by then 15-year-old Ronald Rietveld, who was researching the papers of Lincoln’s personal secretaries."
The gun that John Wilkes Booth used to kill Abraham Lincoln in gun John Wilkes Booth used to assassinate Abraham Lincoln.] Artifact in the museum collection, National Park Service, Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, Washington, D.
Abraham Lincoln’s catafalque, a temporary structure built to support his coffin during the three days he lay in state in the U. S. Capitol Rotunda in April 1865. Although the original photographer is unknown, we do know that D.C. Burnite of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, created this small size photographic print called a carte-de-visite. Many people collected mementos like this to help them visualize the events of President Lincoln’s funeral and as a way of expressing the national grief.
Visitors to the Gettysburg National Military Park often pose with this statue of Abraham Lincoln that sits outside the Visitor Center and Museum in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. (Diane Stoneback/Allentown Morning Call/MCT)