Lincoln’s ‘death clothes’ once housed in Greensboro bank vault

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — For a time — say, around 1950 to 1968 — Greensboro was home to one of the most famous suits in American history.

There was a vest and a shirt, a pair of pants, a blazer and a silk tie.

And a black Brooks Brothers top coat. Made for a very tall man, born 207 years ago on Feb. 12.

How did the clothes President Abraham Lincoln wore to Ford’s Theatre — yes, those clothes, worn that night — wind up in a bank vault downtown?