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    PIECE OF LACE CURTAIN FROM LINCOLN'S PRIVATE BOX AT FORD'S THEATRE THE NIGHT OF HIS ASSASSINATION, 1865. This specimen of lace curtain draped the private box which the Lincoln party occupied on April 14, 1865. In Fostell's hand: "A piece of the Lace Curtain that draped the private box which the Lincoln party occupied & in which J. W. Booth caught his spur which threw him from the box to the stage & broke his foot. Presented to R. A. Whitehead by William Todd, & presented by him to Al. Emmett Fostell". Very rare and desirable item.

    Provenance:
    Al. Emmett Fostell Collection

    Condition: Very fine.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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