John Henry Brown was a painter of portrait miniatures, living and working in Philadelphia. He had met Lincoln in August of 1860 when he was commissioned to paint Lincoln’s portrait for a supporter, but although Brown liked Lincoln personally, he did not agree with Republican policies.
The Presidents remains were brought to this City this afternoon, on their way to Springfield Ill: The procession surpassed any thing of the kind ever seen in this City. His remains were taken to Independence Hall, there to remain until Monday morning. The rush of the People to see their fallen chief, beggers description, every street leading to the State House was packed for squares.
Citation: John Henry Brown, autograph journal/account book. Philadelphia, 1844-1890. AMs 573/14.1