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Museum claims to have Lincoln's hair

July 6, 2011 at 12:09 PM   |   Comments

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BALTIMORE, Ohio, July 6 (UPI) -- The Motts Military Museum in Ohio said it has a lock of hair believed to be from Abraham Lincoln on display alongside a piece of the president's casket.

Warren Motts, founder of the museum in Groveport, said the lock of hair was donated in 1995 by Prudy McNeer of Baltimore, Ohio, who said the artifact was formerly in the possession of her late mother, The Columbus Dispatch reported Wednesday.

"It wasn't uncommon in those days for people to clip a lock of someone's hair," Motts said. "It was a piece of the person they could hang on to."

He said the lock of hair is on display alongside a piece of the bunting from the 16th president's casket.

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