Lincoln’s trademark headgear

“No other president is so firmly connected in our imaginations with an item of haberdashery,” writes Stephen Carter.  “We remember Franklin D. Roosevelt’s cigarette holder and John F. Kennedy’s rocker, but Lincoln alone is remembered for what he wore.”  Carter considers Lincoln’s trademark top hat in the current Smithsonian magazine.

Image from the National Museum of American History via Wikimedia Commons


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