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Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Monday, June 24

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Among the Library of Congress' collection of Abraham Lincoln photos one of the president's funeral procession through Chicago in 1865. [via]

Arch at Twelfth St., Chicago, President Abraham Lincoln's hearse and young ladies (LOC)

And here is an engraving of the scene as it appeared in the May 20, 1865 edition of Harper's Weekly.

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