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Date: 10/09/12 10:52 AM

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

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    October 9, 2012 at 10:54 am
    Link: Abraham Lincoln`s Top Hat He Wore When Shot - Yep, he wore it the night he was shot at Ford`s Theater. It now resides in the Smithsonian Institution.
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    An-egg Male 30-39
    885 posts
    October 9, 2012 at 11:00 am
    Isn`t that a bit *ahem* old hat?
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    ihurtmyself Male 30-39
    361 posts
    October 9, 2012 at 11:01 am
    doubt he was wearing it at the time
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    mesovortex Male 30-39
    458 posts
    October 9, 2012 at 11:08 am
    If the hat looks this bad, think how bad Lincoln looks underground.
  5. Profile photo of Doiknowyou
    Doiknowyou Male 30-39
    988 posts
    October 9, 2012 at 11:09 am
    And this un-bores me how?
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    October 9, 2012 at 11:11 am
    Shabby.
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    sosueme1966 Male 40-49
    439 posts
    October 9, 2012 at 11:22 am
    I actually wasn`t bored and now I am.
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    October 9, 2012 at 11:28 am
    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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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
    2765 posts
    October 9, 2012 at 11:57 am
    people!!! If this doesn`t cure just a few seconds of boredom then you need pills for A-D-D
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    mervviscious Male 40-49
    1793 posts
    October 9, 2012 at 12:04 pm
    nice...
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    OutWest Male 50-59
    546 posts
    October 9, 2012 at 12:09 pm
    ....another racist Republican
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36687 posts
    October 9, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    @ davymid - alos Kennedy had a secretary named `Lincoln` and Lincoln had a secretary named `Kennedy`.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
    3890 posts
    October 9, 2012 at 1:44 pm
    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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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    October 9, 2012 at 2:05 pm
    If anyone is wondering, That`s made of beaver fur.
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    btnol Female 18-29
    40 posts
    October 9, 2012 at 3:19 pm
    if anyone is wondering...
    +1 Intelligence
    +5 Speech
    weight 1
    value 40
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    greenbasterd Male 18-29
    2377 posts
    October 9, 2012 at 4:05 pm
    he was so dapper
  17. Profile photo of fancythat
    fancythat Male 30-39
    1950 posts
    October 9, 2012 at 5:32 pm
    neat!
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14625 posts
    October 9, 2012 at 6:27 pm
    @btnol

    Protection +1 (when worn)
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    MrAtari Male 40-49
    1566 posts
    October 9, 2012 at 11:37 pm
    It`s worn indeed...
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    Neagle Male 30-39
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    October 9, 2012 at 11:41 pm
    @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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    lifeavoidit Male 30-39
    267 posts
    October 10, 2012 at 1:55 am
    Wow ...its a hat.
  22. Profile photo of MrAtari
    MrAtari Male 40-49
    1566 posts
    October 10, 2012 at 5:04 am
    @davymid and Gerry, there are more coincidences, see this link
  23. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    October 10, 2012 at 5:48 am
    "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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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    October 10, 2012 at 5:53 am
    Looks like Brer Moth didn`t go hungry.
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    SavageChef Female 50-59
    2692 posts
    October 24, 2012 at 7:21 am
    He would not have been wearing the hat when he was shot.

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