360 degree panorama of the Chicago Historical Society's
textile conservation laboratory and the Lincoln relics.
there blood on the Chicago Historical Society's cloak?
How can scientists find out?
F. Root's tribute to Abraham Lincoln --
composed, published, and performed in Chicago for Lincoln's funeral.
How many Lincoln assassination relics did Charles Gunther collect?
Do you know of other assassination related memorabilia?
Choose a tune below and listen to these Chicago hits in memory of
the Libby Prison Military Cadet, Fife, Drum and Bugle School.
you related to Nancy Hanks Lincoln or other
maternal relatives of Abraham Lincoln?
Browse our special features below or direct connect via the list:
Civil War Jukebox
E-mail the Investigators
Farewell Father, Friend and Guardian
Infrared Cloak Panorama
Laura Keene Schottische
Libby Prison War Museum
Lincoln Relics Registry
Virtual Tour of the Conservation Laboratory
investigation of Mary Todd Lincoln's cloak is an ongoing project
that began in June 1999. New discoveries will be regularly posted to the site.
Most Instructive & Interesting Exhibition in America
Tour Chicago's number one 1890 tourist attraction where the Lincoln assassination relics were displayed alongside shrunken "Inca" heads.
Did the Chicago Historical Society's cape belong
to Mary Todd Lincoln?
Was it wet with Abraham Lincoln's blood? Let us know your opinion!
Infrared light illuminates stains in a virtual 360 degree panorama of the cloak.
with Laura Keene,
a critically acclaimed actress and
the first woman theatre manager in the United States, who
performed at Ford's Theatre on the night of the assassination.