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James A. Garfield Funeral

James A. Garfield Funeral

Date of Work
September 1881
Credit
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

James A. Garfield Funeral

This black and white photograph of the North Portico of the White House shows the entire building wrapped in black ribbons following the death of President James Garfield on September 19, 1881. Although Garfield was shot on July 2, he was ill following the assassination attempt for more than two months before succumbing to complications of the shooting.

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