Part of Cased photographs collection
Cased photograph featuring a portrait of a somber girl wearing a plaid dress and holding a Union flag tied with a black ribbon. The flag has been hand-colored. The date, "4.17.1865" is handwritten into the velvet lining of the case. This was likely taken as a memorial for President Abraham Lincoln, 2 days after his assassination. Legacy collection records contain a note reading, "Proprietary 3 cent stamp with hand cancelation John Julius Spencer." Case is made of wood and leather with embossed paper.