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White House Draped in Mourning

White House Draped in Mourning

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White House Historical Association (White House Collection)

White House Draped in Mourning

Created in 1881.

The White House Draped in Mourning for President Garfield. Black fabric drapes the White House in 1881 to express a nation in mourning for James Garfield. At Mrs. Garfield's request, the president's funeral was held in the Capitol, not the White House.

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