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Unknown [Mourning ribbon]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08500.03 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Object Date: 1865 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Silk mourning ribbon for president Lincoln. Has a portrait of Lincoln in rondel surmounted by eagle. Below the portrait it reads "The late lamented president Lincoln."

People: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: President, Death, Lincoln Assassination, Government and Civics, Assassinations

Sub Era: The American Civil War