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Ulysses S. Grant, Seven Mile Funeral Cortege Photograph Album

Photographic Album of Grant’s Funeral Cortege




 U.S. Grant’s Seven Mile Funeral Cortege Photograph Album.

This elaborate memorial was published in Boston by Richard Briggs and William Allen, the proprietors of the U.S. Instantaneous Photographic Company.

Images depict family members, Grant’s house, the train carrying the coffin from Mount McGregor to New York, the procession in Albany, the temporary tomb in Riverside Park, various regiments marching to New York (including a view of State Street, Boston), the lying in state, army camps in Riverside Park, navy ships in the Hudson River, several views of the funeral procession in New York City including Fifth Avenue, floral tributes at the tomb, and crowds gathered there.

The firm produced several versions of the present album, with varying numbers of prints, for display in hotel lobbies on nouveau, custom-made cast iron display stands (not present).

Excellent; occasional browning and light soiling generally not affecting images, 3 tears and one large chip affecting 3 images, final image water soiled; solid.

(Grant, U.S.) U.S. INSTANTANEOUS PHOTOGRAPHIC CO. “SEVEN MILE FUNERAL CORTÈGE OF GENL. GRANT IN NEW YORK, AUG. 8, 1885.” Album containing 78 albumen prints mounted above printed captions, folio (380 x 460 mm; images mostly 290 x 250 mm), original morocco blindstamped and gilt lettered, all edges gilt.