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rich smyth
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« Reply #1875 on: May 30, 2012, 10:24:38 AM »

Is it the navy yard where the Pres. and Mary went to take a tour of the Montauk on April 14th?
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« Reply #1876 on: May 30, 2012, 10:51:34 AM »

That's it Rich! The person who took the photo was standing near the Navy Yard Bridge. I'm pretty sure that there are several buildings from that era that are still standing.

I took my photo while riding across the bridge.  http://www.history.navy.mil/branches/org8-1.htm
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« Reply #1877 on: June 04, 2012, 05:25:52 AM »

Did he write a colume about life in Washington during and immediately after the war?
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« Reply #1878 on: June 04, 2012, 08:29:16 AM »

He worked for Samuel Cox?
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« Reply #1879 on: June 04, 2012, 11:48:18 AM »

"Supposedly" was a "slave" Cox "whipped" to death, but wasn't charged?
Hell, I don't know Laurie, I do this off memory, but, my memory is "scary" good sometimes! Cheesy
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« Reply #1880 on: June 04, 2012, 01:47:55 PM »

I had to look it up. James Croggon wrote for the Washington Evening Times.
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« Reply #1881 on: June 13, 2012, 03:13:11 AM »

Who is this person?

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« Reply #1882 on: June 13, 2012, 05:58:41 AM »

Robert Todd Lincoln
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« Reply #1883 on: June 13, 2012, 06:29:41 AM »

Very good, Mr. Hess. You are correct.

P.S. Thank you to Joe Di Cola, a member of this board, for sending me the picture a few years ago.
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« Reply #1884 on: June 17, 2012, 07:49:08 AM »

Washington Navy Yard?
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« Reply #1885 on: June 17, 2012, 06:01:41 PM »

Yep.  Wink   ...it's undated though.
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« Reply #1886 on: June 20, 2012, 08:47:50 PM »

     Although they are infrequent, some of you folks may have seen a few of my trivia questions. BoothBuff trivia questions are the only trivia questions on this site where your correct answer will win you a prize! With all the BS that's been going on around here lately, I can't think of a better time for an exciting round of BoothBuff trivia. Can you? Me neither. Let's get started.

     This is a picture of Lincoln's hat. This is the hat that was recovered from the Presidential Box. There is a small band and a large band. For a copy of the 1944 illustrated booklet The Crime at Ford's Theater,  what significance does the large band have???

                                                                       
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« Reply #1887 on: June 20, 2012, 11:00:44 PM »

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Could the band serve to soak up persperation so as not to ruin the silk hat, like a sweat band?
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« Reply #1888 on: June 21, 2012, 05:45:41 AM »

It was a mourning band for his son.
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« Reply #1889 on: June 21, 2012, 06:09:11 AM »

     Sorry Gene. Nice try, but Randal takes this one. It was a mourning band in remembrance of his son Willie who died in 1862.

     Commonly referred to as his silk hat, it's actually beaver skin. One of Lincoln's contemporaries stated Lincoln never re-blocked his hat or brushed it with stale beer to keep a shine on it. He said Lincoln's hat always looked as if " a calf had just licked it."

     Randal - the correct answer review board here at BoothBuff trivia will send your prize out later today. Congratulations.
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