Who's in Grant's Tomb? In 1893, no one was!
- On April 23, 1897, Harpers Weekly featured a cartoon about the slowness of
New York City in completing Grants Tomb. The general had died in 1885 and
the funeral procession to the temporary site had drawn over a 1 ½
spectators. But the project languished for a decade. It was finally
completed and dedicated on what would have been the generals seventy-fifth
birthday, April 27, 1897. It is the largest mausoleum in North America and
the second largest in the Western Hemisphere.
You can see the caustic cartoon about the dilatoriness of Father
Judy and Bob Huddleston
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