Includes a wood fragment that originated from the scaffold used to execute the four Lincoln conspirators; Mary Surratt, Lewis Powell, David Herold and George Atzerodt, on July 7, 1865, just after 1 P.M., on a sweltering 100 degree Washington afternoon, in the prison yard of the Old Arsenal Penitentiary. Beautifully presented in a scarlett suede mat with florentine gold trim. Measures about 8 x 10. The wood relic is housed at the center of the display under a 3X magnifying cover. Above is an Alexander Gardner copy photograph of the four dead conspirators hanging from the gallows, with descriptive text below. This relic was secured as a souvenir by a soldier of the 1st U.S. Volunteer Infantry who served as a guard at the execution. Comes with a certificate of authencity which incorporates a copy photograph of the original note and piece of wood that this fragment originated from. Extremely desirable President Abraham Lincoln assassination, and Lincoln Conspirators related relic!