Abraham Lincoln's Shawl

Abraham Lincoln's Shawl

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
Currently not on view
Object Name
Lincoln, Abraham
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
black (overall color)
overall: 62 1/2 in x 63 in; 158.75 cm x 160.02 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Mrs. John Shirley Wood
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Political and Military 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
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