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Couch from Abraham Lincoln's Railroad Car

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Identifier: 1958-062-0001

Title: Couch from Abraham Lincoln's Railroad Car

Description: This couch along with two matching chairs were part of the furniture for the Presidential railroad car built for Lincoln by the United States Government in 1865. The car was finished April 1865 and the President was invited to take a trial run in the car on April 15th. President Lincoln was assassinated April 14th resulting in the car’s transformation into a funeral train. The parlor car was used by the mourning family as they traveled with the body back to Illinois.



Dates: 1865

Type(s): Sofa




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