Chair Used by Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre, on Exhibit at Henry Ford Museum, June 2007

Summary

President Abraham Lincoln was sitting in this rocking chair during a production of Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre in Washington, DC when he was assassinated on April 14, 1865. Henry Ford purchased the chair in 1929 for the Museum, where it remains one of the most revered objects associated with the "man who saved the Union."

President Abraham Lincoln was sitting in this rocking chair during a production of Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre in Washington, DC when he was assassinated on April 14, 1865. Henry Ford purchased the chair in 1929 for the Museum, where it remains one of the most revered objects associated with the "man who saved the Union."

Artifact

Digital photograph

Date Made

June 2007

Subject Date

June 2007

Creators

Andonian, Michelle 

Creator Notes

Photographed by Michelle Andonian.

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2008.171.1236

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Color

Multicolored

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