: Banner was taken from the catafalque carrying the body of President James A. Garfield in the funeral procession in Chicago, Illinois, on September 26, 1881. This rectangular banner is made of gray wool and has black painted letters that read "In Memoriam James Abram Garfield Sage, Statesman, Patriot, Born Nov. 19th A.D. 1831 - Died Sept. 19th A.D. 1881. Requiescat in Pace."
A catafalque is an ornamental platform often used for state funerals.
David Garfield Stockman of Ravenna, Ohio, donated this banner to the Ohio Historical Society in 1926. View on Ohio Memory.
: H65046_001 Subjects
: United States presidents; Monuments and memorials; Banners Places
: James A Garfield memorial banner