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After the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, tributes of many kinds were published. This elegy uses quotes from William Shakespeare to pay homage. Most literate people in 1865 would have been familiar with the works of Shakespeare.


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Broadside of Abraham Lincoln's elegy

author   William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
date   Nov 30, 1864
location   Washington D.C.
height   12.75"
width   9.5"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Communication/Poetry/Ballad/Song
accession #   #L06.002

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