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

Hits: 11765 | Rating: (3.3) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: fancylad
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SavageChef
Female, 50-59, Western US
 2238 Posts
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 7:21:02 AM
He would not have been wearing the hat when he was shot.

Nickel2
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4624 Posts
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 5:53:10 AM
Looks like Brer Moth didn't go hungry.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17183 Posts
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 5:48:38 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
 1408 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 1:55:10 AM
Wow ...its a hat.

Neagle
Male, 30-39, Western US
 1405 Posts
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 11:41:31 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.......

MrAtari
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1408 Posts
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 11:37:59 PM
It's worn indeed...

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 12337 Posts
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 6:27:56 PM
@btnol

Protection +1 (when worn)

fancythat
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1952 Posts
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 5:32:10 PM
neat!

greenbasterd
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2346 Posts
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 4:05:57 PM
he was so dapper

btnol
Female, 18-29, Western US
 38 Posts
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 3:19:50 PM
if anyone is wondering...
+1 Intelligence
+5 Speech
weight 1
value 40

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17183 Posts
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 2:05:40 PM
If anyone is wondering, That's made of beaver fur.

markust123
Male, 40-49, Western US
 3784 Posts
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 1:44:02 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.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 12:52:20 PM

@ davymid - alos Kennedy had a secretary named 'Lincoln' and Lincoln had a secretary named 'Kennedy'.

OutWest
Male, 50-59, Western US
 548 Posts
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 12:09:08 PM
....another racist Republican

mervviscious
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 1807 Posts
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 12:04:30 PM
nice...

HalfPintRoo
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 2475 Posts
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 11:57:14 AM
people!!! If this doesn't cure just a few seconds of boredom then you need pills for A-D-D

davymid
Male, 30-39, Europe
 12078 Posts
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 11:28:38 AM
Does anyone else think it's weird that Lincoln was shot in Ford's Theater, while JFK was shot in a Ford Lincoln?

sosueme1966
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 428 Posts
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 11:22:10 AM
I actually wasn't bored and now I am.

robosnitz
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 2752 Posts
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 11:11:53 AM
Shabby.

Doiknowyou
Male, 18-29, Canada
 530 Posts
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 11:09:18 AM
And this un-bores me how?

mesovortex
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 422 Posts
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 11:08:28 AM
If the hat looks this bad, think how bad Lincoln looks underground.

ihurtmyself
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 363 Posts
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 11:01:02 AM
doubt he was wearing it at the time

An-egg
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 866 Posts
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 11:00:09 AM
Isn't that a bit *ahem* old hat?

fancylad
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2523 Posts
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 10:54:57 AM
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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