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Object Name Cloth Fragment
Other Name Coat Fragment
Object Number 1914.687.1
Collection Rutherford B. Hayes
Description Small piece of black cloth, tan cloth, white cloth and black checked cloth; contained in tubular glass jar; stopper at bottom; rim flares out to form a "foot"
Date 1865/04/14
Dimensions W-1.378 L-3.386 inches
Material Fabric
Provenance These pieces of cloth were part of the coat worn by Abraham Lincoln when he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865. Given to Thomas F. Pendel (Chief Doorkeeper) by Tad Lincoln, son of President Lincoln. Cloth's authenticity was certified as true by W. H. Crook, notary public and executive clerk in Lincoln's administration.
People Lincoln, Abraham
Crook, W. H.
Pendel, Thomas F.
Lincoln, Tod
Booth, John Wilkes
Search Terms Assassination
1865
Abraham Lincoln
John Wilkes Booth
Tod Lincoln
Thomas Pendel
W. H. Crook