A rare U.S. centennial commemorative relic. This silk ribbon bookmark was crafted by Allen Chesters of Patterson, N.J. in 1876. Abe Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He spoke these remarks in an annual message to Congress in Washington, D.C. on December 1, 1862.
The bookmark is 14.5” tall x 2.6” wide.
The framed piece is 21.5” tall x 17.75” wide. Professionally framed in museum glass.