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Flower from Henry Clay's coffin

Object Number: 
237
Date: 
1852
Medium: 
Plant material
Dimensions: 
largest: 2 x 1/4 in. ( 5.1 x 0.6 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten: on note accompanying flowers: "Reception of the Body/of H. Clay July 3/52"
Description: 
Dried flower taken from Henry Clay's coffin, July 4, 1852 (in approximately 6 fragments in envelope)
Gallery Label: 
These flowers were taken from Henry Clay's coffin on July 4, 1852.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. John E. Stillwell, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group