Ribbon from Mar. 23, 2015

mourning badge

  • Full Title

    White Silk Mourning Badge

  • Description

    This white silk mourning badge was produced to commemorate Lincoln's death. It shows a black image of Lincoln with the words "We Mourn a Father Slain" and the caption "Abraham Lincoln,Born, February 12th, 1808 [sic]. Died, April 15th, 1865." Note that the date of Lincoln's birth is incorrect. Handwriting in ink on the back states, "From the [illegible] Lincoln Collection-Mourning badge [woven?]-Washington D.C."

  • Source

    Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum of Lincoln Memorial University (80.0400)

  • 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. "White Silk Mourning Badge". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed July 21, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/786