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Object Name Fragment
Catalog Number 0985.00.00004
Description This is a small chunk of stone. The history of the object is chiseled into and reddened on the face of white marble.
Material stone (marble)
Dimensions H-1.5 W-0.75 L-1 inches
Event inauguration of Jefferson Davis, Montgomery, Alabama, 1861
Provenance According to museum records, "Marble fragment broken from the floor on which Jefferson Davis stood when he took the oath as Provisional President of the Confederate States of America."

This is a piece of the floor on which Jefferson Davis stood while taking the oath of office as the President of the Confederacy in Montgomery, Alabama.
People Davis, Jefferson
Subjects Floors
Inaugurations, Presidential
Presidential inaugurations