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Unknown [Funeral ribbon]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00382 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Object Date: 15 April 1865 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Brown velvet with silver fringe surmounted by a tin eagle with tintype portrait of Lincoln in metal frame. Participating mourners of the funeral procession were required to wear funeral ribbons.

People: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Assassination President Civil War, Death, Lincoln Assassination

Sub Era: The American Civil War