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The Handles from Abraham Lincoln’s Coffin

This is from the collection of Herbert Wells Fay, long-time caretaker of The Lincoln Tomb. Taken from the outer coffin in 1874, when Lincoln’s body was viewed and identified for placement in his finished tomb.

Pieces from Lincoln's Funeral Catafalque

An authentic piece of the cloth from Lincoln's funeral is thought to be the largest in private hands. It is accompanied by two white tassels, also from the catafalque. The cloth came from the estate of Captain Alexander Austin, a cousin of President John Adams. Austin was in the 120th New York Infantry and was wounded at the battle of Gettysburg. He participated in the funeral as a member of the honor guard.


The Blood Stained Handkerchief That Was Wrapped Around Lincoln’s Head & One of the Coins That Was Placed On Lincoln’s Eyelids After His Death

ABOVE LEFT: This is the blood stained Handkerchief that was wrapped around Lincoln’s head, after his death, to keep his jaw closed until rigor mortis set-in. ABOVE RIGHT: This is one of the coins that was placed on Lincoln’s eyelids after his death. This was a common Practice in the 19th century.

Manacles Worn by Assassination Conspirator Lewis Payne

Composed of a stiff central bar with cuffs at either end, designed to keep the hands rigidly apart. Lewis Thornton Powell (April 22, 1844 – July 7, 1865), also known as Lewis Paine or Payne, attempted unsuccessfully to assassinate United States Secretary of State William H. Seward, and was one of four people hanged for the Lincoln assassination conspiracy.
Christian Rath Autograph

The man that pulled the lever and dropped the trap door on the gallows.
Badges That Were Around Mrs. Mary E. Surratt's Hand When Hanged. Also, Bits Of Rope From Surratt's, Atzerodt's, Pain's & Harold's Hang Ropes
A Section Of Burial Cloth Used In Lincoln's Burial Service

A Fragment Of Cloth From The Rocking Chair In Which Abraham Lincoln Was Assassinated
A Rare Currier-Ives Memorial Print

Original Photo Print of
"The Prayer Being Heard At The Tomb"
This door knob came from the House on H Street, Washington D.C. occupied by Mary Surratt who was hanged as one of the conspirators in the Lincoln assassination plot
Abraham Lincoln Conspirators
Gun Caisson

Heavy brass hub cap, 2.5” tall and 4.25” wide, inscribed on the “flush” base: hub cap off gun caisson that carried the bodies of the conspirators hung for death of Pres. Lincoln.
This is the blood stained Handkerchief that was wrapped around Lincoln’s head, after his death, to keep his jaw closed until rigor mortis set-in
This is one of the coins that was placed on Lincoln’s eyelids after his death. This was a common Practice in the 19th century.

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