Physical Object from May. 1, 1865

Fringe from Lincoln's Catafalque

  • Full Title

    Fringe from Lincoln's Catafalque

  • Description

    This length of fringe was taken from Lincoln’s catafalque. A catafalque is a wooden platform that supports the coffin of a distinguished person while they lie in state. Lincoln's catafalque was built immediately following his death and has been used for all those who have lain in state in the Capitol Rotunda since 1865.

  • Source

    Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, FOTH 4215

  • 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. "Fringe from Lincoln's Catafalque". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed March 24, 2019.