Lincoln museum exhibits iconic stovepipe hat amid unanswered questions of origintags: Abraham Lincoln, Fox News, presidential libraries, Chicago Sun-Times
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is re-displaying a stovepipe hat synonymous with the country’s 16th president, amid renewed speculation about its authenticity.
The purported $6.5 million hat is being put on display to mark Lincoln’s 204th birthday.
Questions about the origin of the iconic hat were raised last spring by the Chicago Sun-Times.
The description next to the hat reads that only three of the stovepipe hats are known to exist "two silk ones from his last days of life, and this."...
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