Arm band belonging to Mary Wilson Jasper. She and her husband, Samuel Branch Jasper, were staunch supporters of President Lincoln. Mary was heart-broken at Lincoln’s death and traveled to Springfield, Ill for his funeral. She wore the armband at his funeral and throughout an extended period of mourning, hence the white bow she added later.
Abraham Lincoln & Hamlin Ferrotype Campaign Token 1860 RARE "Donut" Style
Abraham Lincoln: Unusual Brooklyn Mourning Badge. A pair of 1 1/2" x 4" silk ribbons attached to a black silk bow. The ribbons are inscribed: "The Martyr President Abraham Lincoln, April 14, 1865" and "We Mourn a Nation's Loss. Westminster Sunday School, Brooklyn, N.Y." Three ink stains on verso of ribbons with slight bleed-through.