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    Abraham Lincoln Assassination: Ford's Theatre Flag Relic. 1/2" x 3/4" piece of the flag that was supposedly used in carrying the wounded President from Ford's Theatre across the street to the Peterson House. A color photocopy of a mourning ribbon and the original note is part of the display. The note reads: "The piece of [illegible] red flag is a part of the flag which covered Lincoln's body as it was carried from Ford's Theatre the night he was shot - carried across the street." We have been unable to verify that a flag was used in this manner, but we did locate information that indicates Lincoln's body was wrapped in a flag by soldiers prior to being placed in a wooden coffin, then transported back to the White House. This may well be a part of that flag or shroud. The flag is now part of the Gunther Collection at the Chicago History Museum and it does have missing sections, indicating that souvenir hunters extracted mementos. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from University Archives.

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    September, 2016
    17th Saturday
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