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

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

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

Collection:

Content Description: 

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
credits:
From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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