Mourning Ribbon for Abraham Lincoln, 1865 - President Lincoln's assassination produced an outpouring of grief. His death linked him with the hundreds of thousands of Union soldiers that had sacrificed their lives during the Civil War. His life and the causes he embodied -- the Union and Emancipation -- touched many in the northern states. Admirers and even detractors mourned. This ribbon expressed the sadness of those who mourned his passing.
Printed at top front of ribbon: "IN / Memory/ OF OUR / President Printed on center front of ribbon: LINCOLN Printed on bottom front of ribbon: TO DAY / IS FIRST / IN THE HEARTS / OF HIS / COUNTRYMEN." In excellent condition.
Inventory Number: POL 021