Lincoln's Boots

Abraham Lincoln was wearing these boots on the night he was shot. They were left behind in William Clark's room (where Lincoln died) in the Peterson boarding house. In 1875, Clark gave them to Justin Hatch whose family gave them to the government in 1947. The boots are black leather with maroon goatskin tops.

Date:
April 15, 1865
Original Format:
Artifact
Item#:
MES01610
Photographer:
Abbie Rowe
Height:
1787px
Width:
2521px
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