An Illinois man named David Kloke is commemorating the sesquicentennial of Lincoln’s assassination by building a full-scale replica of the president’s funeral train car. He hopes to recreate part of the 1865 funeral train’s journey, followed by an educational tour with stops across the country. You can learn more at the project’s official website.
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As Lincoln’s body lay in state in New York on its way back to Illinois for burial, a Frenchman named Pierre Morand managed to sketch the dead president’s face. The owner of the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop is putting Morand’s finished drawing up for sale, with an asking price of $175,000.
A historic photograph enthusiast from Maryland believes he has identified two previously unknown images of Lincoln’s hearse in New York. The photos show a crowd gathered in front of a church and a blurred vehicle draped in black. The Washington Post has the details.