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Unknown [Mourning ribbon]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05502 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Object Date: 1865 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: The ribbon is made of gathered black cloth and is tied with white ribbon in the center. A small lace rondelle with a portrait of president Lincoln is found in the center, below the white ribbon.

People: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: President, Assassinations, Lincoln Assassination, Death

Sub Era: The American Civil War