1. Curated Grouping:
  2. We Mourn a Martyred Father

Lincoln mourning ribbon

Creator:
unknown
Location:
unknown
Origin Date:
1865
Materials:
cloth
Measurements:
overall: 5 1/2 in x 2 3/4 in
Item ID:
71.2009.082.0071
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Three-dimensional Objects

Description

This is a commemorative ribbon made out of white silk. A thick black border runs around the inside edge. In the center of the ribbon is an ovular portrait of Abraham Lincoln in black. "Abraham Lincoln" is printed at the bottom of the portrait. Above the portrait there are two angels and a statue. Below the portrait there is an eagle and three American flags on either side. The flags are partially obscured by the portrait. "Died April 15, 1865" are also written in black lettering at the bottom of the ribbon. Part of The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum