Physical Object from Apr. 15, 1865

Lock of Abraham Lincoln's hair

  • Full Title

    Lock of Abraham Lincoln's hair

  • Description

    Gold locket with a lock of President Lincoln's hair, cut by Dr. Charles Taft, April 15, 1865. Engraved on the front of the locket: CUT FROM THE HEAD OF / LINCOLN / BY DR. TAFT / APRIL 15, 1865

  • Source

    Montgomery County Historical Society

  • Rights

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  • Cite this Item

    Dr. Charles Taft. "Lock of Abraham Lincoln's hair". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed July 3, 2022.