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  • Full Title

    Philadelphia Police Mourning Ribbon

  • Description

    This mourning badge was worn by Mr. Godfrey Stringer when President Lincoln’s body lay in state in Philadelphia, PA. Lincoln’s body was brought to Philadelphia on April 22, 1865. The object includes a cardboard police badge covered in black gauze and black silk ribbon. Below the black cinched ribbon, there is a white silk ribbon that reads, “We Mourn Our Nation’s Loss. Born February 12th, 1809, Died April 17th 1865.” Notice the incorrect date listed for the President's death.

  • Transcription

    We Mourn Our Nation’s Loss.

    Born February 12th, 1809

    Died April 17th 1865.

  • Source

    The Abraham Lincoln Foundation of The Union League of Philadelphia (Object ID: 2001.240.1)

  • Rights

    Use of this item for research, teaching and private study is permitted with proper citation and attribution, as “Courtesy of The Abraham Lincoln Foundation of The Union League of Philadelphia.” Reproduction of this item for publication, broadcast or commercial use requires written permission. For permission, please contact The Abraham Lincoln Foundation.

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    Unknown. "Philadelphia Police Mourning Ribbon". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed June 24, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/891