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Abraham Lincoln hair in silver locket, photographic print

December 25, 1921

Ohio History Connection

Ohio History Connection

On Christmas 1921, President Warren G. Harding was given a locket containing a portrait of Abraham Lincoln along with a lock of his hair. The portrait is a painted sketch based from a photograph taken in April 1861. Text under the portrait reads, ?Ç£To Mrs. Lucy G. Speed, from whose pious hand I accepted the present of an Oxford Bible twenty years ago. A. Lincoln?Ç¥

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