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    Fabric Swatch From Lincoln's Deathbed, approximately .5" x .5". This small piece of linen comes from a larger swatch removed from Lincoln's deathbed by Charles K. Tuckerman (1821-1896), the nation's first Minister to Greece. Included with the item is a photocopy of a 1961 letter from New York autograph dealer Walter R. Benjamin which gives the fabric's provenance. Also included is a high-resolution color scan of the larger fabric sample as found among Tuckerman's effects. It was affixed to a sheet having a manuscript note reading," Relic from the death bed of Abraham Lincoln, stained with his blood. Taken from his death chamber. C.K.T.".

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    February, 2006
    20th-21st Monday-Tuesday
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