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Unknown [Mourning ribbon]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00738 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Object Date: 15 April 1865 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Silk ribbon mourning the death of Abraham Lincoln with bold black print that appears above and below a portrait of Lincoln. The print above the portrait reads "we mourn" below the portrait, "a father slain".

People: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

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

Sub Era: The American Civil War