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All things Lincoln

All things Lincoln

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Items carried in Lincoln's pockets on the night of his assassination at Ford's Theatre.

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Abraham Lincoln’s top hat (Courtesy of American History Museum, Washington, D.C.)

[Derringer gun John Wilkes Booth used to assassinate Abraham Lincoln.] Artifact in the museum collection, National Park Service, Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, Washington, D.C.

Leather gloves worn by Lincoln to Ford's Theater on the night of his assassination. Blood stains are visible at the cuffs.

lincoln-family by roberthuffstutter, via Flickr

Lincoln's horse "Old Bob," on the day of his funeral in 1865, held by Rev. H. Brown image from Library of Congress

Abraham Lincoln's Springfield home draped in mourning (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library)

Extremely rare CDV of Abraham Lincoln's dog, Fido. c. 1865.

Edwin Booth, brother of John Wilkes Booth. He also saved the life of Robert Lincoln in 1864/65 when he pulled him to safety from a train in New Jersey.

Lincoln 1860 campaign poster

MAD Magazine... loved "Spy vs Spy!" What, me worry?

When the protecting outer box was broken away and Abraham Lincoln's red cedar coffin revealed, six construction company workmen carried it into the monument chamber and placed it in the white marble sarcophagus.

Lincoln's Chair from Ford's Theater, Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan. I saw this

In 1956, on the game show I've Got A Secret, host Garry Moore brought on 96-year-old Samuel Seymour. Here's his secret: He was sitting in Ford's theater the night Lincoln was shot. He was 5 years old and remembered John Wilkes Booth bounding from Lincoln's box onto the stage. Here he is on television, describing what he saw.

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Lincoln's funeral on Pennsylvania Ave.

Spirit Photography, used in the 19th century by fraudulent photographers to make money, under the guise of capturing the spirits of loved ones on cameras. Here William Mumler photographs Mary Todd Lincoln with an image of Abraham Lincoln's "spirit" transposed

Hannibal Hamlin ... President (almost) ...He was vice president during Lincoln's first term during the Civil War. However, Lincoln chose Andrew Johnson as his running mate for the second term. If only Hamlin and Mary Todd Lincoln had gotten along better during the first, Hannibal Hamlin might have been our 17th president instead of Andrew Johnson. (Maybe she just couldn't stand that goatee?)

Robert Todd Lincoln married Mary Eunice Harlan. The marriage produced three children (pictured to the right; Chicago History Museum photograph): Mary (born on October 15, 1869), Abraham who was nicknamed "Jack" (born on August 14, 1873), and Jessie (born on November 6, 1875).

Photo taken when a group of Native Americans visited the White House; Mary is at far right. John Nicolay, Abraham Lincoln's secretary, is standing behind the women. Three Comanche chiefs (sitting) are White Bear, Big Wolf, and Red Fox. SOURCE: pp. 318-319 of The Photographs of Mary Todd Lincoln by Lloyd Ostendorf (Springfield, Illinois Preservation Agency, 1989)

The end of the large case I helped install in the old First Ladies' exhibit. Mary Todd Lincoln's dress is in the left corner (the bodice has been refashioned for someone else in her family).

Elizabeth Keckley the brilliant dressmaker to Mary Todd Lincoln. I hope Spielberg includes a tidbit about her in his biopic due to be released this Christmas.

Depiction of The assassination of Abraham Lincoln. From left to right: Henry Rathbone, Clara Harris, Mary Todd Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln, and Booth.

Robert Todd Lincoln, oldest son of President Abraham Lincoln and wife, Mary. Photographed by Matthew Brady Studio. (c.1865)

Elizabeth Keckley bought her freedom and rose to become Mary Todd Lincoln's dress designer and personal confidant.

Elizabeth Keckley - Biography -

Robert Todd Lincoln, son of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. He was an American lawyer and Secretary of War from 1881-1885.