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Abraham Lincoln’s Hat – What It Reveals About His Character…

We do love finding out about the clothes worn by the great and the good – and what their clothes might reveal about their character. Here is a terrific newspaper article from 1905 that muses on the hat and apparel of Abraham Lincoln. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser – Saturday 19 August 1905 Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000206/19050819/186/0014


The Assassination of President Lincoln – Ford’s Theatre, Washington, 14 April 1865

At Ford’s Theatre in Washington on 14 April 1865, Abraham Lincoln was shot in the back of the head by John Wilkes Booth. After shooting President Lincoln, Booth jumped down to the stage and shouted, ‘Sic temper tyrannis’ (‘thus always to tyrants’). Wilkes Booth was a member of one of America’s most famous acting families and was also fanatical in his support for the Confederacy. To mark the sad day, here are two early reports of the assassination, as carried

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