(1809-1865) Illinois lawyer. 16th President U.S.A., 1861-65. Led the Union through the Civil War. Famous for The Emancipation Proclamation, freeing the slaves, and the Gettysburg Address, at the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery. His second term in the White House was cut short when he became the first American President to be assassinated. He was shot by the famous actor, John Wilkes Booth, at Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C., on the evening of April 14, 1865, dying early the next morning.
These hair strands originated from the estate of Mrs. Caroline Wright, wife of Governor Joseph A. Wright, of Indiana. The Lincoln's and the Wright's were good friends and the hair locks were given to Mrs. Wright by the Lincoln's just after Lincolnís 1865 Inauguration. Mrs. Wright collected hair locks from famous personalities and these were given to her by the Lincoln's as a token of their friendship. This hair relic consists of small strands of hair that are encased with a 3X magnified cover to amplify the hair for better viewing. The 8 x 10 display is double matted in burgundy with florentine gold trim. It is highlighted with a copy photo of President Lincoln. The Wright Collection was sold by Christie's Auction House. Certificate of authenticity comes with the display.
The display also includes an authentic, original 1909 Lincoln one cent coin that was issued on the 100th Anniversary of Lincoln's birth.