Lincoln suit & hat:: Sometimes Abraham Lincoln's stovepipe hat was called was his "desk and memorandum book" and also sometimes his "filing cabinet". This was because he kept mail, his bankbook, important papers, etc.
President Abraham Lincoln with Allan Pinkerton (head of the US secret service) and Major General John A McClernand at the secret service department, headquarters of the army of the Potomac, near Antietam, Maryland on 4 October 1862
Events, exhibits mark 150 years since Lincoln assassination
The chair in which President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on April 1865 is shown on display at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich., March The Henry Ford Museum is offering a closer glimpse of the pivotal piece of history… AP Photo/Paul Sancya