Exhibitions/ Art Object
{{img.publicCaption}}

[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

Related Objects

[Emotional Woman Leaving Ruth Snyder Trial]

Artist: Unknown (American) Date: 1927 Medium: Gelatin silver print Accession: 2014.672 On view in:Not on view

[Amateur Snapshot]

Artist: Unknown (American) Date: 1910–60 Medium: Gelatin silver print with applied color Accession: 2015.303.1 On view in:Not on view

Madonna and Child Seated on a Cloud

Artist: Possibly Unknown (Spanish) Date: 17th century Medium: Black chalk and brown wash Accession: 1975.1.978 On view in:Not on view

Pair of curtains

Date: 1900–20 Medium: Silk, cotton Accession: 2015.390.1a, b On view in:Not on view