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FILE - In this June 14, 2007 file photo, Abraham Lincoln's iconic stovepipe hat of questioned authenticity is photographed at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill. A 16-month state study was unable to corroborate claims that a beaver-skin stovetop hat, a centerpiece of Illinois' Lincoln museum, once belonged to the 16th U.S. president, a Chicago-based public radio station reported Tuesday Dec. 24, 2019. Among the findings in the 54-page study was that the hat, once appraised at $6.5 million that, didn't appear to be Lincoln's size and that descendants of the original collectors weren't aware of the claim that Lincoln had owned the hat, WBEZ reported. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman File)

Study: No evidence museum's stovepipe hat was Lincoln's

Dec. 24, 2019 5:23 PM EST

A new study has found no evidence to corroborate that a beaver-skin stovepipe hat — for years a centerpiece of Illinois' Abraham Lincoln museum — ever actually belonged to the 16th U.S. president, according to a published report. Among the findings spelled out in a 54-page report was that the hat,...