Physical Object from May. 1, 1865

Mourning Belt

  • Full Title

    Mourning Belt

  • Description

    Black, beaded mourning belt worn by the daughter of Ward Hill Lamon (Dorothy Lamon Teillard) in the funeral procession for Abraham Lincoln. W.H. Lamon was the friend and former law partner of Lincoln who later served as a U.S. Marshall in Washington, DC. His daughter Dorothy later edited a biography of Lincoln published under her father's name.

  • Source

    Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum of Lincoln Memorial University (07.4202.02)

  • Rights

    Use of this item for research, teaching and private study is permitted with proper citation and attribution, as defined here. Reproduction of this item for publication, broadcast or commercial use requires written permission. For permission, please contact the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum of Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN.

  • Cite this Item

    unknown. "Mourning Belt". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed December 10, 2018. http://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/769