Jefferson Davis Funeral in New Orleans: 1908

Jefferson Davis Funeral in New Orleans: 1908

Coffin in horse-drawn wagon as the "funeral procession for Jefferson Davis winds through the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana on December 11, 1889. An estimated 200,000 people lined the streets. Davis died early on December 6, and over 70,000 people viewed his remains at New Orleans City Hall. The body was laid to rest in a vault in Metairie Cemetery, then was taken to Richmond in 1893 and reinterred at Hollywood Cemetery." (Source: Papers of Jefferson Davis Web site at Rice University, 2009). Old photographs provided by LOC. Original Medium: photographic print.