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Immediately after Lincoln’s death was announced in Springfield, the renters, the Lucian Tilton family, draped the Home in black crepe.  A few days later, the city created a more elaborate display, but not before visitors had their picture taken with the Tilton’s simple decoration.

Paper, cardboard. H 5.9, W 9.8 cm

Lincoln Home National Historic Site, LIHO 9455