Incredible Lincoln assassination collection featuring 3 GENUINE RELICS of the legendary martyred 16th President of the United States, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, with accompanying COAs and provenance, including:
1. AUTHENTIC DEATHBED GAUZE BANDAGE fragment (appx. 0.5" x 0.5") applied to the dying President, and featuring "dark colored spotting reminiscent of blood"
2. AUTHENTIC STRAND OF LINCOLN'S HAIR obtained from Lincoln one month before the assassination
3. 2 GENUINE CUT WORDS removed from an authentic 1847 legal document penned by Lincoln -- and certified authentic by PSA/DNA expert review
DEATHBED BANDAGE: On the night of April 14, 1865, the mortally wounded President Lincoln was carried to a back bedroom at the Person House, dying there early in the morning of April 15th. The fragment of gauze bandage was used in the care of Lincoln showing "dark-colored spotting reminiscent of blood." The bandage fragment originated from the Herman Rudd Collection in Buffalo, NY and was previously in the collection of the Holland Purchase Historical Society where they have another piece presently matching this example.
HAIR STRAND: The hair strand originated from a lock of Lincoln's hair sold at Christie's in 2002 from the famous Forbes Collection. It was a common Victorian pastime to collect clipped lengths of hair from family members and friends. This particular strand originates from Caroline Wright, wife of the Republican Governor of Indiana. The Wrights were friendly with the Lincolns and in Washington at the time of Lincoln's 1865 Inauguration. It appears likely that Mrs. Wright collected the hair of the President, First Lady and other political notables in February or March 1865, one month prior to the assassination.
CUT WORDS: In addition, you will receive two authentic words from the pen of Lincoln. Includes SIGNATURIST-INK Limited Edition collectible card together with cut words encapsulated in 3" x 4" acrylic screw-down case, as shown. This is Abraham Lincoln's GENUINE HANDWRITING, and not a reproduction or copy, and was removed from an original 1847 legal document penned entirely by Abraham Lincoln. Sale include A COPY of original PSA/DNA Letter of Authenticity.
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Own a remarkable piece of American history! An amazing gift for the Presidential collector, Lincoln devotee, autograph enthusiast, or History buff.
Sold as is, as shown.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN * Genuine DEATHBED BANDAGE Relic + HAIR + PSA Cut Words * COAs
Striking, archivally matted display in ornate, 11"x14" 'antique' walnut and gold-trimmed real wood frame, featuring elegant crimson brushed suede mat, with fine reproduction portrait and deathbed illustration with museum-quality descriptive inset, and framed together under museum-grade 98% UV-blocking acrylic pane.