Abraham Lincoln's Shawl

Description
In chilly weather, Lincoln often wore a dark wool shawl over his shoulders. Many years later Robert Todd Lincoln gave his father's shawl to his own friend, Washington attorney Frederick Harvey.
Gift of Mrs. John Shirley Wood, daughter of Frederick Harvey, 1967
Location
Currently not on view
user
Lincoln, Abraham
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
black (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 62 1/2 in x 63 in; 158.75 cm x 160.02 cm
ID Number
PL*275632.01
accession number
275632
catalog number
275632.1
See more items in
Political History: Political History, General History Collection
Clothing & Accessories
Government, Politics, and Reform
Selections from the Abraham Lincoln Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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