Ribbon from May. 1, 1865

"This Flag Must be Upheld"

  • Full Title

    "This Flag Must be Upheld"

  • Description

    President Andrew Johnson declared June 1, 1865, to be a “national day of fasting and prayer.” People all over the country collected souvenir memorabilia, like this mourning ribbon, as a way to take part in the observances.

  • Source

    Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, FOTH 4275

  • Rights

    This item is in the public domain and may be reproduced and used for any purpose, including research, teaching, private study, publication, broadcast or commercial use, with proper citation and attribution.

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  • Cite this Item

    Unknown. ""This Flag Must be Upheld"". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed April 20, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/872