Framed leaves from Abraham Lincoln's bier
Albumen photograph, plant material, ink, silk ribbon, wood gilding
Framed: 8 3/4 x 7 1/4 x 1 in. (22.2 x 18.4 x 2.5 cm)
Spray of laurel taken from Abraham Lincoln's bier while he lay in state at City Hall; in gilded oval frame together with small cut-out albumen photograph of Lincoln and a black and white crossed ribbon. Inscription below.
Gift of Mrs. Georgine Wood Charlton, 1947
inscribed: in ink below laurel: "[Th]is laurel lay on President Lincoln's heart/while lying in state for three days in/City Hall in New York April 25th/1865"inscribed: in pencil on reverse of frame: "Gift of Mrs. Georgine Wood Charlton/ 2/11/47 /Taken from Lincoln's bier by Jeremiah Wood"
Holzer, Harold, ed. "Lincoln and New York." New York: The New-York Historical Society and London: Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd., 2009.
Holzer, Harold and The New-York Historical Society. "The Civil War in 50 Objects." New York: Viking, 2013.
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