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What Was in Lincoln’s Pockets at the Time Booth Shot Him?

What does the picture of the items in President Lincoln’s pocket, at the time he was shot, tell us about Lincoln the man?

How does seeing the room where Lincoln died impact you? Is it helpful, or not helpful, in learning more of the story about his shooting and death?

People formerly placed coins on the closed eyes of someone who had just died. Why do you suppose they did that?

It is always a national disaster if a country’s leader dies in office. Was the death of Abraham Lincoln an unusually intense “national calamity?” If so, what would make that so? If not, why not?


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