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Are these lost pictures from Abraham Lincoln's funeral procession?

Mathew Brady/US National Archive - A picture that could show Lincoln's funeral procession in New York

Mathew Brady/US National Archive - A picture that could show Lincoln's funeral procession in New York

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When retired accountant, Paul Taylor, scoured the US National Archives Flickr page, he found two images that caught his eye. After closer examination, Mr Taylor became convinced that they were forgotten pictures of assassinated President Abraham Lincoln's funeral procession in New York. And he's not alone. Lincoln funeral expert, Richard Sloan, is also convinced the photographs are the real deal.

 

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Richard Sloan tells Carol how the first picture shows the procession crowd gathering for the event. And in the second picture there is a black blur that Mr Sloan claims is the hearse carrying President Lincoln's coffin.

You can find out why Mr Sloan is so convinced these pictures are of Lincoln's funeral procession, and more about their significance, by selecting the 'listen' link above.  

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