Lot 354: c 1865 President Abraham Lincoln Silk Mourning Ribbon with Albumen Image and Pin

Early American

October 29, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, US
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Description: Abraham Lincoln Related
Exquisite Mint Condition Abraham Lincoln Silk Crepe Mourning Ribbon with Central Albumen Image & Pin
c. 1865 Assassination Period, President Abraham Lincoln Silk Crepe Mourning Ribbon with Central Albumen Image and Original Pin, Superb Choice Mint.
This example is the very first of this impressive type on deep blue crepe we have seen, as well as the first to have its original pin included! Gorgeous and richly colored Mourning Ribbon with albumen image of Abraham Lincoln at center. Image measures about 3/4" x 1", mounted to deep blue silk crepe ribbon measuring overall about 1.75" x 3". Still with original 1865 vintage pin intact for use on its verso. Exceedingly rare to see this type of ribbon in such excellent Mint condition and with original pin. Absolutely a museum quality specimen.
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