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Finding the unexpected

April 21, 2018

My wife and I visited the Connecticut Historical Society  in Hartford for the first time recently. Went went to see the “That’s Wierd” exhibit, which features a number of their unique and unusual pieces.  However, I was most surprised to find the item pictured below.  It is one of the five U.S. Treasury Guard flags that decorated Abraham Lincoln’s box at Ford’s Theatre the night he was assassinated. According to the accompanying sign, the Historical Society had left it forgotten in a box until 1998!

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