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    Abraham Lincoln: Unique Mourning Relic. 5" x 6" shadow-box frame containing a carte-de-visite of Lincoln on an embossed paper mount, surrounded by a woven wreath of horse hair, studded with four pearls. A typed transcript is attached to the backside which relates information, we assume, written on back of the carte. "The braids adorning this photograph of the late President were taken from the tail of Lincoln's horse after he had been led by the colored minister the Rev. Henry Brown of Springfield, in the cortege bearing Mr. Lincoln to his final resting place. May 6, 1865, Springfield, Ill. Dr. Wm. Wallace." Robin, or "Old Bob" as he was more commonly known, was Lincoln's horse who walked in the "place of honor" behind Lincoln's hearse on its final trip to Oak Ridge Cemetery. William Wallace was the Lincoln's personal physician in Springfield. He was married to a sister of Mary Todd and operated a drug and general store below Lincoln's law office. The Lincoln's named their third son after him. This item is depicted on page 131 of Time-Life books "The Assassination. Death of the President" which is included in this lot.


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2015
    24th Saturday
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