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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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First family tours Lincoln exhibit

President Obama and his daughters recently toured the Smithsonian’s temporary Lincoln exhibit, which is open through May 30.  The museum’s director discussed the visit on the National Museum of American History’s official blog.

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