President Lincoln's body taken from Petersen's Boarding house to the White House two hours after death
Two hours after his death, as a spring rain fell in the capital, the body of Abraham Lincoln was removed from Petersen's 10th Street boarding house to the White House for embalming and other preparations. His wooden coffin was placed in the East Room where the funeral service would be held two days later. (By John Osborne)
John Carroll Power, Abraham Lincoln: His Life, Public Services, Death and Great Funeral Cortege ... (Chicago, IL: H.W. Rokker, 1889), 107-108.