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Rufus Somerby. Lincoln’s triumphal death march a glowing and faithful transcript of all the scenes and incidents connected with the recent appalling calamity of the assassination of the president! Boston: Rufus Somerby, [1865?]. Broadside.

Marketed as a “Magnificent Series of Pictures,” Lincoln’s triumphal death march, produced by “Twelve Talented Artists,” depicts the late president’s “death march” from his second inauguration to his burial in Springfield, Illinois. Presumably, these series of paintings were to travel across the country, while Rufus Somerby, “Gifted Elocutionist and Eloquent Orator” as well as manager of show, delivered lectures about the events represented in the paintings.

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