At six feet four inches tall, Lincoln towered over most of his contemporaries. He chose to stand out even more by wearing high top hats. He acquired this hat from J. Y. Davis, a Washington hat maker. Lincoln had the black silk mourning band added in remembrance of his son Willie. No one knows when he obtained the hat, or how often he wore it. The last time he put it on was to go to Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865.

Top hat Abraham Lincoln was wearing in Ford's Theatre the night he was assassinated on April The hat has a black silk mourning band which was added in remembrance of Lincoln's son Willie.

coat sleeve mourning bands ... c. 1850s, be nice if we still did this for our dearly departed

Bracelet (Armlet), The victorian era was home to the "matching bracelets" fad. Symmetry was prized, and considered beautiful.

Breast Cancer Mourning Band

Breast Cancer Mourning Band

No Parole for cop killers.  You can go here, click the pictures, read the story of these officers who laid down their lives, and print a letter to mail to the parole boards to request they not be released.  Guess I better go buy some stamps.

Survivor Benefits Guide: Use the map to view benefits that may be available to survivors of fallen law enforcement officers in your state.

Antique Georgian Thou God Seeth Me Mourning Band | From a unique collection of vintage band rings at https://www.1stdibs.com/jewelry/rings/band-rings/

Antique Georgian Thou God Seeth Me Mourning Band

Antique Georgian Thou God Seeth Me Mourning Band | From a unique collection of vintage band rings at https://www.1stdibs.com/jewelry/rings/band-rings/

Note the band upon Stuart's left arm. That is a, "Mourning Band." General Stuart was mourning the loss of, "Stonewall Jackson." General Stuart had less than a year to live at the time this photograph was taken.

Portrait of Confederate General J. Note the Mourning Band upon Stuart's left arm, in honor of General "Stonewall" Jackson. General Stuart had less than a year left to live when this photograph was taken.

August 4, 1923. Washington, D.C. Coolidge and wife. Grace and Calvin Coolidge (wearing a mourning band), two days after his ascension to the presidency following the death of Warren Harding. National Photo Co

Calvin Coolidge and Grace Coolidge Washington, DC August 1923 Two days after becoming president due to the death of Warren Harding (hence the black mourning band.

Mourning Band 1.5 Inch Black Arm Mourning Bands

Mourning Band 1.5 Inch Black Arm

Black Arm Mourning Band also known as the mourning brassard. The band consists of plain black elastic material. worn on the left arm above the elbow at the disc

This ring dates from 1728; the absolute height of the memento mori style. It not only features the affectation of the ‘coffin’ shaped crystal, but it encapsulates the skeleton inlaid in black enamel around the band. Further to this, the element of the full skeleton inside the coffin crystal completes the sentiment. There is nowhere on the jewel that death is not represented.

This ring dates from the height of the memento mori style. It features a coffin-shaped crystal with a full skeleton inside, plus a skeleton inlaid in black enamel curves around the band.

Carte de visite portrait of Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant, 1865. Grant was commissioned Lieutenant General by Abraham Lincoln in March 1864. The black armband hanging from his sleeve may be a mourning band for President Abraham Lincoln who was assassinated on April 14, 1865.

Carte de visite portrait of Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant, The black armband hanging from his sleeve may be a mourning band for President Abraham Lincoln who was assassinated on April

At six feet four inches tall, Lincoln towered over most of his contemporaries. He chose to stand out even more by wearing high top hats. He acquired this hat from J. Y. Davis, a Washington hat maker. Lincoln had the black silk mourning band added in remembrance of his son Willie. No one knows when he obtained the hat, or how often he wore it. The last time he put it on was to go to Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865.After Lincoln’s assassination, the War Department preserved his hat and other…

April John Wilkes Booth shoots President Lincoln at Ford's Theatre. Lincoln wore this hat, which he acquired from a Washington hat maker, en route to the theater.

I saw these items at the Abraham Lincoln Museum in Springfield, Ill. This is probably one of his hats. He often stored important documents under there and, "fished" them out when he needed them.

Abraham Lincolns Hat, Cane, and Gloves

Abraham Lincolns Hat, Cane, and Gloves Photographic Print Abraham Lincolns Hat, Cane, and Gloves

Mourning Band PBL 050 Cancer Awareness Band Blue Line on Pink

Cancer Awareness / Pink Mourning Bands with thin blue line mourning band Public safety officers wear pink to raise awareness of breast and other cancers.

Mourning Band Black B075W Woven Three Quarter Inch - NEW PRODUCT

Mourning Band Black B075W Woven Three Quarter Inch

New Woven material. The mourning band for all uniformed public safety officers.

Mourning Band RL075 Red Line on Black Woven Three Quarter Inch

Mourning Band RL075 Red Line on Black Woven Three Quarter Inch

Red Line on Black Mourning Band. The mourning band for all uniformed public safety officers.

Mourning Band BL050 Blue Line on Black Woven Half Inch

Mourning Band BL050 Blue Line on Black Woven Half Inch Badge Cover

Policevets inch Blue Line Mourning Band the reverse to all black weaved nylon badge cover worn by police, sheriff's departments, agents, rangers and corrections officers. Hand made in USA.

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