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    Mohair Lap Robe Owned by the Lincolns, edged with satin, 59" x 48". Robes, or "lap rugs", such as this were used for warmth when out riding in horse-drawn vehicles. With a notarized affidavit, signed by Richard S. Hagen as officer and agent of "Friends of the Lincoln Shrines, Inc.", Galena, Ill., January 1958, stating that this lap robe was the "property of Abraham Lincoln and listed in . . . [a] notarized statement of Mary Edwards Brown dated 2nd May 1925 [sic, 1952?]. This lap robe was purchased from Mary Edwards Brown by me." A simple but choice Lincoln family belonging.

    Provenance
    : Roy P. Crocker Collection, sold by Sotheby-Park Bernet Galleries, New York, 28 November 1979, lot 256.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    20th Thursday
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