Physical Object from Apr. 15, 1865

Abraham Lincoln hair locket

  • Full Title

    Abraham Lincoln hair locket

  • Description

    A small gold locket containing Lincoln's hair, cut on the evening of his assassination, 14 April 1865. It is a gold oval locket, engraved on both sides with foliate and scroll design, hinged to reveal braided hair under glass on one side of the inner compartment.

  • Source

    Massachusetts Historical Society

  • Rights

    Use of this item for research, teaching, and private study is permitted with proper citation and attribution, as: From the Collection of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Reproduction of this item for publication, broadcast, or commercial use requires written permission. For permission, please see this web page.

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  • Cite this Item

    Unidentified goldsmith. "Abraham Lincoln hair locket". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed March 22, 2018.