"Don't know the manners of good society, eh? Well, I guess I know enough to turn you inside out, old gal - you sockdologizing old mantrap!" Immediately after Harry Hawk delivered that line during the play, “Our American Cousin”, the assassin John Wilkes Booth pulled the trigger of his single shot pistol and shot President Abraham Lincoln as he sat in his Ford's Theatre box with his wife Mary. April 14, 1865 would be a date forever etched into American History.
This pair of kid leather gloves, currently in our collection, were in Mr. Lincoln’s left pocket on that fateful night 148 years ago and became stained with his blood after he was shot. Hear more about Mr. Lincoln’s gloves and his assassination here: http://bit.ly/BloodyGloves