Physical Object from May. 1, 1865

Soldering Tools in Shadow Box

  • Full Title

    Soldering Tools in Shadow Box

  • Description

    Tools used by tinsmith S.S. Elder to seal Lincoln’s coffin before his burial in Springfield. Note the damage on the blue State House pass. In a letter of his account, Elder wrote that “…the crowd surged up against me so that acid from the bottel [sic] splashed on the blue cardboard pass nearly obliterating the words printed on it.”

  • Source

    Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, FOTH 6341-6342

  • 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. "Soldering Tools in Shadow Box". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed March 24, 2019.