Lincoln's Death Chair
The Henry Ford Museum has always considered Lincoln's chair from Ford's Theater (no relation) to be one of its most prized possessions. As he sat in this chair in the State Box on April 14, 1865, Lincoln was shot in the head by John Wilkes Booth. The President was moved to a residence across the street, where he actually expired. So, technically, it might not be a death chair -- but still chilling to examine in its protective transparent display case. The stains on the top of the chair are from hair pomade, not blood!