Thursday, July 5, 2018

Photo: Lincoln's Top Hat

One of the Smithsonian's most cherished items is Lincoln's top hat from the night of his assassination at Ford's Theater. With the metallic looking color, I'm guessing someone had to coat this with something to keep it from deteriorating. 

12 comments:

Martha said...

What an interesting thing to see!

John M said...

It does look metallic.

Christine said...

Very interesting.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What an artefact!

Mary Kirkland said...

That's so cool!

Kirk said...

Oh, wow! Perhaps the most famous top hat in history.

World of Animals, Inc said...

Amazing piece of history. Very cool photo you have taken there, love seeing stuff like this. Thanks for the share. Hope you have a nice rest of your week. Keep up the posts!
World of Animals

Al said...

Now there's a piece of history!

RO said...

That's pretty fascinating to see! Hugs...RO

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Just seeing it in a photo gives me the shivers.

Theresa Mahoney said...

That's such an incredible piece of history right there. Very cool to see it in person!

Jenn said...

Priceless I am sure! Very cool to see.