Ribbon from Nov. 16, 2015

Ralston Mourning Ribbon

  • Full Title

    Lewis Ralston Union League Mourning Ribbon

  • Description

    After Lincoln’s assassination, the Union League of Philadelphia issued mourning ribbons for its members to wear and grieve the fallen President. The ribbons were worn during Lincoln’s funeral procession in Philadelphia, where the President’s body was open for public viewing at Independence Hall on April 23, 1865. The ribbon is a blue, white, and red silk ribbon with metal “U” and “L” letters and a black gauze flower in the center. This ribbon was worn by Union League member Lewis Ralston.

  • Source

    The Abraham Lincoln Foundation of The Union League of Philadelphia (Object ID: 2014.108.1)

  • 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

    The Union League of Philadelphia. "Lewis Ralston Union League Mourning Ribbon". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed April 21, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/912