Lincoln’s Pockets

President Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1865 at 10:15 p.m. at Ford’s Theatre, Washington, D.C.

Futility Closet notes the contents of his pocket:

  • Two pairs of glasses
  • Lens polisher
  • Watch fob
  • Penknife
  • Newspaper clippings
  • Handkerchief

… and a Confederate five-dollar bill.

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