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U.S. Grant Enormous Illustrated Funeral Broadside
2010, American History Absentee and Live Auction, January 21
A large, printed broadside featuring a detailed, heroic portrait of General U.S. Grant on horseback, 16 x 22 in., announcing that Excursion Tickets to New York and return will be sold by the West Shore Railway on August 5, 6, 7, and 8 for Grant's funeral services, from Henry Monett, General Passenger Agent, New York; 27 x 41.5 in., framed, 30.75 x 45 in.

General U.S. Grant's funeral procession made its way through New York City on August 8, 1885, and crowds packed together to witness this historic occasion. People outside of New York took advantage of the special trains that offered low fares to the event. Subsequently, Grant was accompanied by a column of mourners that stretched seven miles long. The route of the procession through New York was made to extend as far as possible, and many of the buildings along the route were draped in black to honor Grant.


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Bold illustration and printing; light, even toning; typical folds; light soiling; minor tears.
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