Lincoln Funeral Train Schedule on Silk, Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati, matted


Seldom-Seen, Printed on Silk

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This Lincoln Funeral Train Schedule is quite unusual as it is printed on silk. An image at the top shows Columbia grieving over the casket of Lincoln, while a soldier and a sailor do the same in the upper corners.  A note at the bottom reads, “This Train will have exclusive right to the Road against all other Trains.  A pilot Locomotive will be run ten minutes in advance of the above schedule time,”  this Signed in Type by “E. S. Flint, Superintendent” (of the railroad). The time table shows the train leaving Cleveland at midnight and arriving in Columbus at 7:30am, passing 22 towns along the way.

Some staining and a small chip of the upper right-hand corner do not detract from the power and solemnity of this mourning artifact.  Modern conservation matting protects the piece; ready for glazing and a frame.

(Lincoln Funeral Train Schedule)  Silk “CLEVELAND, COLUMBUS & CINCINNATI R.R. / SPECIAL TIME SCHEDULE / For the Train Conveying / REMAINS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN, LATE PRESIDENT OF THE U.S., AND ESCORT, / From Washington, D.C. to Springfield, Ill.”  No place: Cleveland to Columbus, Saturday, April 29th, 1865.  Mourning rule and fringe.