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Abraham Lincoln’s body arrived in New York City, April 24, in 1865,

The Clothes That Abraham Lincoln Was Wearing The Day He Was Shot

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The Clothes That Abraham Lincoln Was Wearing The Day He Was Shot

The night Lincoln was assassinated, he attended Ford’s Theatre wearing the frock coat, waistcoat, trousers, tie and boots pictured here. Black with little adornment, the suit was typical for a well-dressed man of 1865. Both the suit and size 14 shin-high boots are testimony to Lincoln’s height. At 6 feet 4 inches, he is to this day America’s tallest president.

http://www.dchistory.org/uploads/exhibits/LincolnsWashington/Mr.%20Lincoln%27s%20Assassination.html

http://fords.org/home/plan-your-visit/daytime-visits-fords-theatre/museum/lincolns-clothing

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