Abraham Lincoln wore these size 14 goat slippers while relaxing at home, right up until the day he was assassinated. Soon to be displayed at President Lincoln's Cottage in Washington, D.C., the slippers are on loan from the President Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, where they are part of a permanent exhibit. Replicas of the slippers were used in Steven Spielberg's 2012 film Lincoln.
Alex Williamson, tutor to William and Tad Lincoln, presented the slippers to President Hayes, a collector of historical artifacts, after Lincoln's death. Williamson attached a note that read, "Sir, Please accept the accompanying slippers. They were worn by the late President Lincoln up to the day of his murder."