“Portraiture became part of the mourning process that followed Abraham Lincoln’s assassination on April 14, 1865. In the ensuing months, print publishers furnished the image of Lincoln in all guises. This simple, black-border Memento Mori recalls many Americans’ first grieving response: to drape funereal bunting, crepe, and flags on doors and windows, often tucking a portrait into the decorations.” – National Portrait Gallery
Born, … Feb. 12, 1809
Assassinated, April 15th, 1865.
“Most strict in his observance of what was Right – most rigid in his adherence to Justice.”
Another Momento Mori using the same Berger photo is this Mourning Corsage also in the Met: