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

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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.
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SavageChef
Female, 50-59, Western US
 2217 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
 4542 Posts
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 5:53:10 AM
Looks like Brer Moth didn't go hungry.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17031 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
 1393 Posts
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 5:04:20 AM
@davymid and Gerry, there are more coincidences, see this link

lifeavoidit
Male, 30-39, Europe
 260 Posts
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 1:55:09 AM
Wow ...its a hat.

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