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Abraham Lincoln mourning ribbon

Object Number: 
INV.5478
Date: 
1865
Medium: 
Silk, metal, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/2 x 1 1/8 in. (11.4 x 2.9 cm)
Description: 
Black silk mourning ribbon printed "IN MEMORY OF A. Lincoln, ASSASSINATED APRIL 14, 1865. May his soul rest in PEACE." Albumen photograph portrait of Lincoln in stamped brass frame clamped around center of ribbon.
Gallery Label: 

"Homefront and Battlefield: Quilts and Context in the Civil War," New-York Historical Society, April 4-August 24, 2014.

Bibliography: 
Holzer, Harold, ed. "Lincoln and New York." New York: The New-York Historical Society and London: Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd., 2009.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group