Sunday, September 2, 2012

Strands of Lincoln and Seward's Hair

On April 14th, 1865 John Wilkes Booth and his fellow conspirators executed their plan to disrupt the Government of the the United States by having Booth shoot Lincoln at Ford's Theater and Lewis Powell attack Secretary of State William Seward at his home. Lincoln died the following day but Seward survived the attack.

These strands of Abraham Lincoln's hair (left) and William Seward's hair (right) were collected by Mrs. Caroline Wright, the wife of the Governor of Indiana Joseph Wright. The Wrights were close friends of the Lincolns, and Mrs. Wright had requested samples of their hair for her collection.

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