*ABRAHAM LINCOLN ~ Workmen carry President Lincoln's coffin from the sepulcher room in the tomb after his coffin was opened + his identify was confirmed by a select group of people Sept. 26, 1901. Robert Todd Lincoln, the president's oldest + only surviving son, insisted on modifications to the redone vault. After making the changes in the summer of 1901, which involved the addition of a steel cage and cement enclosure, the president's remains were moved for the last + final time.
Cases including the contents of Abraham Lincoln’s pockets, Top Hat and Greatcoat from the night of the assassination. Items now on display as part of “Silent Witnesses” at the Ford’s Theatre Center for Education and Leadership. Photo by Gary Erskine.