Flowers and leaves from Lincoln's casket

Object Number: 
2008.42.410
Date: 
1865
Medium: 
Plant material, paper
Dimensions: 
largest: 188.7mm (7 7/16 in.)
Description: 
Six envelopes of dried pressed leaves and flowers from Abraham Lincoln's casket; various paper wrappers that originally housed the fragments.
Gallery Label: 
These may have originated in the collections of Gustavus Vasa Fox, Assistant Secretary of the Navy under Lincoln during the Civil War.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group