Mourning Badge for Abraham Lincoln, 1865

Summary

This mourning badge was handmade from a small oval tintype portrait of President Abraham Lincoln. Set into a rope-twist brass frame, it is surrounded by a black crepe rosette and black and white ribbons. This would have been worn on clothing during the spring of 1865 by the many American citizens who felt a strong bond with the martyred President.

This mourning badge was handmade from a small oval tintype portrait of President Abraham Lincoln. Set into a rope-twist brass frame, it is surrounded by a black crepe rosette and black and white ribbons. This would have been worn on clothing during the spring of 1865 by the many American citizens who felt a strong bond with the martyred President.

Artifact

Badge

Date Made

1865

Subject Date

1865

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States 

With Liberty & Justice For All
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in With Liberty & Justice for All

Object ID

66.143.753

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Ribbon (Material)
Crepe (Textile)
Brass (Alloy)
Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Black (Color)
White (Color)

Dimensions

Diameter: 2.375 in

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