Rocking Chair from Ford's Theatre, Used by Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865

Date:
April 14, 1865

President Abraham Lincoln was sitting in this rocking chair during a production of Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre in Washington, DC when he was assassinated on April 14, 1865. Henry Ford purchased the chair in 1929 for the Museum, where it remains one of the most revered objects associated with the "man who saved the Union."

Location:
20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124
Identifier:
29.1451.1
Institution:
The Henry Ford
credits:
From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Twenty Days: A Narrative In Text And Pictures Of The Assassination Of Abraham Lincoln And The Twenty Days And Nights That Followed - The Nation In Mourning, The Long Trip Home To Springfield

Date:
1965
Creator:
Kunhardt, Dorothy Meserve & Philip B. Kunhardt
Publisher/Studio:
New York: Castle Books
Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
ISBN:
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier