Lincoln’s Pockets

When Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 1865, he was carrying two pairs of spectacles, a lens polisher, a pocketknife, a watch fob, a linen handkerchief, a brown leather wallet containing a five-dollar Confederate note, and nine newspaper clippings, including several favorable to the president and his policies. 

Watch the video below and listen to Library of Congress curator, Clark Evan, describe the contents of Lincoln’s pockets.Then post your response to the question: ” What do you have in your backpack or pockets? What do the things in your pocket tell others about you?”

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