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Lincoln coffin handle - Abraham Lincoln Assassination Museum - Peterson House - 2012-05-20

A boy left his bike chained to a tree when he went away to war in 1914. He never returned, leaving the tree no choice but to grow around the bike. Incredible that this bike has been there for 98 years now!

Photograph attributed to Mathew Brady of the Capitol, Washington, D.C. hung with crepe and flag flown at half staff as the Nation mourns the Assassination and Death of President Lincoln. (c. April 1865). *s*


Abraham Lincoln Coat Lining

Detail of the coat Abraham Lincoln wore the night he was assassinated at Ford's Theatre. Artifact in the museum collection, National Park Service, Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, Washington, D.

This is the only probable picture of Kate Warne, the first female detective. Not only was she the first detective, but she even went on to save the life of president elect Abraham Lincoln after uncovering a plot to assassinate him on the way to Washington D.C. to take office. She was best known for being a master of disguise, able to switch from Union soldier, to Southern debutante, to a harmless grandmother.

This copy of the Emancipation Proclamation is signed by Abraham Lincoln, William Seward, and John Nicolay and is currently on display through January 21, 2013 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum.


The National Museum of African American History and Culture

The National Museum of African American History and Culture - THE BLACK POWER SALUTE Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised black-gloved fists when the United States national anthem was played during their medal ceremony at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.