I Am Bored

Loads of viral videos, games, memes, lists and social networking for when you're bored. Updated every day, so visit often.
Latest Popular Most Bookmarked Most Emailed Top Rated My Favorites Random Chat
All Games Funny Entertainment Quizzes Weird Tech Lifestyle, Arts & Lit. News & Politics Science Sports Misc
T-Shirts   Submit Content  

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

submitted by: fancylad
< Back Next >
Abraham Lincoln`s Top Hat He Wore When Shot [Pic]. Yep, he wore it the night he was shot at Ford`s Theater. It now resides in the Smithsonian Institution.
+ Add to Favs
View/Add
Hits: 11687 | Favorites: 0 | Emailed: 4 | Rating: 3.3 | Category: News & Politics | Date: 10/09/2012
 
 popular today
10 Everyday Foods That Could Poison You [Pic] There`s a surprising number of everyday foods that, if you`re not careful, could straight-up end your life!
50 Hot Bunny Babes Wishing You A Happy Easter[Pic] Ways to celebrate Easter: 4) Egg hunts 3) Eating candy 2) Church 1) Looking at hot bunny babes. You`re welcome! NSFW
Want To Join The MOD SQUAD? [Pic] Looking for a few good mods! Details within. - Also this is a handy dandy open thread! It`s an IDGAF weekend!
Well, That Escalated Quickly [Gif] Yup. Badum tish.
They Broke Physics! [Pic] The more I watch it the broker it seems.
More Comments >

SavageChef
Female, 50-59, Western US
 1550 Posts
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 7:21:01 AM
He would not have been wearing the hat when he was shot.

Nickel2
Male, 50-59, Europe
 3933 Posts
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 5:53:10 AM
Looks like Brer Moth didn't go hungry.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16145 Posts
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 5:48:37 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.

MrAtari
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1279 Posts
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 5:04:20 AM
@davymid and Gerry, there are more coincidences, see this link

lifeavoidit
Male, 18-29, Europe
 247 Posts
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 1:55:09 AM
Wow ...its a hat.

More Comments >
 


Bored | Suggest a Link | Contact I Am Bored | About I Am Bored | Link to I Am Bored | Live Submission | Privacy | TOS | Ad Choices | Copyright Policy |
© 2014 Demand Media, Inc. All rights reserved.