ABRAHAM LINCOLN ASSASSINATION – STRAND OF THE PRESIDENT’S HAIR, AND A WOOD RELIC FROM FORD’S THEATRE

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Display measures 14" X 11" with burgundy suede matting with gold Florentine trim; unframed. Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. was has been used for various stage performances beginning in the 1860’s. It is also the site of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865. After being mortally wounded, Lincoln was carried across the street to the Peterson House, where he died the next morning.

Included in this display is a strand of Abraham Lincoln’s hair and a small fragment of wood that was in the original Ford’s Theatre and later salvaged during an early restoration.

The strand of hair originated from a lock of his hair sold at Christie’s Auction House in 2002, which was a gift from Mary Lincoln to Caroline Wright, wife of the governor of Indiana. The piece of wood from the theater was removed from the back of a piece of wood removed during one of the early renovations in 1865; it came out of an old Civil War collection in Chicago, IL.  All of this information is included in a certificate of authenticity which is included with the display.   [ld]

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