Abraham Lincoln`s Top Hat He Wore When Shot [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 5 years ago in

Yep, he wore it the night he was shot at Ford"s Theater. It now resides in the Smithsonian Institution.
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Female 2,691
He would not have been wearing the hat when he was shot.
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Male 5,872
Looks like Brer Moth didn`t go hungry.
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Male 17,511
"Due to it being President Lincoln`s hat there is no doubt it was made of the finest beaver short hair. When the pelt was processed, they used some type of a combination comb & cutter to remove all the longer more coarse hair from the beaver pelt. When finished with the complete more elaborate process all that remained was the short, very fine, and softer under hair." - From the Smithsonian website.

The ribbon is indeed silk. But apparently there is some discrepancy between the NMAH description and the Smithsonian one.

The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum states that "There`s also a private vault housing one of the three existing beaver hats Lincoln wore".



So he wore more than one.
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Male 1,569
@davymid and Gerry, there are more coincidences, see this link
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Male 267
Wow ...its a hat.
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Male 1,404
@CrakrJak It is made of silk fibers over a paper base and fabric lining and had a metal buckle. The silk 3" grosgrain ribbon band is presumed to be a mourning band added after purchase. Three of his four son`s were dead before the assassination. Robert Lincoln his, fourth was the only one to survive into his adulthood and there are no direct line living decedents from Abraham Lincoln. _Why did I know this.......
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Male 1,569
It`s worn indeed...
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Male 15,271
@btnol

Protection +1 (when worn)
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Male 1,949
neat!
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Male 2,376
he was so dapper
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Female 40
if anyone is wondering...
+1 Intelligence
+5 Speech
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Male 17,511
If anyone is wondering, That`s made of beaver fur.
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Male 5,025
I`ll going to visit an old school friend in DC the week of the elections. May have to check out the hat again.
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Male 39,955

@ davymid - alos Kennedy had a secretary named `Lincoln` and Lincoln had a secretary named `Kennedy`.
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Male 546
....another racist Republican
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Male 1,793
nice...
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Female 2,761
people!!! If this doesn`t cure just a few seconds of boredom then you need pills for A-D-D
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Male 12,138
Does anyone else think it`s weird that Lincoln was shot in Ford`s Theater, while JFK was shot in a Ford Lincoln?
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Male 439
I actually wasn`t bored and now I am.
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Male 2,737
Shabby.
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Male 1,365
And this un-bores me how?
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Male 458
If the hat looks this bad, think how bad Lincoln looks underground.
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Male 360
doubt he was wearing it at the time
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Male 884
Isn`t that a bit *ahem* old hat?
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Male 20,917
Link: Abraham Lincoln`s Top Hat He Wore When Shot [Pic] [Rate Link] - Yep, he wore it the night he was shot at Ford`s Theater. It now resides in the Smithsonian Institution.
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