Ribbon from Nov. 12, 2015

National Union Club Ribbon (1 of 2)

  • Full Title

    Laudenslager National Union Club Mourning Ribbon (Version 1 of 2)

  • Description

    A note included with this object reads: “Badge worn at the funeral of / President Abraham Lincoln / by National Union Club / property of Jacob Laudenslager / one of the organizers and a Captain of / the First Regiment National Guards of Pennsylvania / that was equipped by the Union League / presented by his grandson Jacob Laudenslager Read.” The National Union Club, unrelated to the Union League, was headquartered at 1105 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia. These silk ribbons were printed for members to wear during President Lincoln’s funeral procession in Philadelphia. The silk ribbon is embellished with black metal stars and black, red, white, and blue ribbons. There is a second silk ribbon in the collection that was donated by the same individual.

  • Transcription




    Abraham Lincoln

    Born February 12th, 1809

    Assassinated April 14th, 1865

  • Source

    The Abraham Lincoln Foundation of The Union League of Philadelphia (Object ID: 2001.238.1)

  • 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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  • Cite this Item

    National Union Club. "Laudenslager National Union Club Mourning Ribbon (Version 1 of 2)". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed May 27, 2020. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/903