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[Mourning Corsage with Portrait of Abraham Lincoln]

Maker:
Unknown (American)
Photography Studio:
After Brady & Co. (American, active 1840s–1880s)
Date:
April 1865
Medium:
Black and white silk with tintype set inside brass button
Dimensions:
20 x 9 cm (7 7/8 x 3 9/16 in.) Image: 2 x 2 cm (13/16 x 13/16 in.)
Classification:
Assemblages
Credit Line:
Purchase, Alfred Stieglitz Society Gifts, 2013
Accession Number:
2013.46
Not on view
About the time of Abraham Lincoln’s long funeral tour, April 21 to May 3, 1865, enterprising vendors produced mourning corsages featuring black silk ribbons adorned with small circular photographs of the president. The likeness is a tintype copy of a portrait from February 9, 1864, that Anthony Berger had made of President Lincoln in Mathew B. Brady’s Washington gallery. The corsage would have been worn on one’s lapel and then carefully preserved as a memento mori of the war’s final casualty.
[...]; Thomas Harris, New York

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