Wow... just wow. Flora Stewart was 117 years old when this photo was taken in New Hampshire in 1867. That means she was born in 1750. She saw this country founded and lived to see the Revolutionary War, the Civil War and the end of slavery. She saw George Washington and Abraham Lincoln as Presidents. And look at her: as regal as any Queen who ever reigned.
Abraham Lincoln’s catafalque, a temporary structure built to support his coffin during the three days he lay in state in the U. S. Capitol Rotunda in April 1865. Although the original photographer is unknown, we do know that D.C. Burnite of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, created this small size photographic print called a carte-de-visite. Many people collected mementos like this to help them visualize the events of President Lincoln’s funeral and as a way of expressing the national grief.