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Abraham Lincoln Mourning Ribbons

Abraham Lincoln Mourning Ribbons
Title
Abraham Lincoln Mourning Ribbons
Date 
1865
Medium 
paper
Dimensions 
Overall (Ribbon 1): 7 5/8 x 2 1/2 in. (19.4 x 6.4 cm) Overall (Ribbon 2): 7 7/8 x 3 1/4 in. (20 x 8.3 cm)
Description 
Two white paper ribbons (bookmarks). Ribbon 1: Printed with the text "WE MOURN/OUR/NATION'S CHIEF!" with a portrait of Lincoln in an oval and black square below. Below the portrait is the text "He fell not in the Battle's strife,/He gave not to Disease his breath;/'Twas by the foul Assassin's act/Our noble Chief receiv'd his death!" Ribbon 2: Printed with a portrait of Lincoln surrounded by a black oval and square, with text "ABRAHAM LINCOLN,/Born Feb. 12, 1809. Assassinated April 14, 1865./He was a Man -- take him for all in all/We ne'er shall look upon his like again." below.
Object Number 
INV.2894.1-.2
Marks 
At bottom of ribbon two: "KING & BAIRD PRINTERS."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group