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Appearance of Ford's Theatre, Washington, D. C., after the murder.
Theory. Practice. Effect.
The martyr of liberty.

The martyr of liberty.

The martyr of liberty hath borne his faculties so meek; has been so clear in his great office; that his virtues shall plead, trumped-tongued against the deep damnation of his taking off. Volume 4, no 54 is a duplicate.

[Abraham Lincoln, bust-length portrait, facing right]

[Abraham Lincoln, bust-length portrait, facing right]

Ostendorf, no. 12 Meserve, no. 4 Original photograph: The original tintype is at the National Lincoln Museum (Old Ford's Theatre), according to Ostendorf. Published in: Lincoln's photographs: a complete album /... More

Chair occupied by Pres. Lincoln, Ford's Theatre

Chair occupied by Pres. Lincoln, Ford's Theatre

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Credit line: Civil war photographs, 1861-1865, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. General information about Civil war photographs is avai... More

Lincoln lies sleeping.
Chair occupied by Pres. Lincoln, Ford's Theatre
Chair occupied by Pres. Lincoln, Ford's Theatre
Lincoln died in this house, 516 10th St., N. W., opposite Ford's Theatre.
Ford's Theatre, Wash., D.C., American Civil War Glass Negative.
Death of President Lincoln.
Chair occupied by Pres. Lincoln, Ford's Theatre

Chair occupied by Pres. Lincoln, Ford's Theatre

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Credit line: Civil war photographs, 1861-1865, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. General information about Civil war photographs is avai... More

Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. The pursuit, capture, death and burial of J. Wilkes Booth.
Assassination of President Lincoln at Ford's Theatre, Washington, D. C., April 14th, 1865. [E. R. & E. C. Kellogg depiction of Lincoln's assassination.]
A nation bowed in grief will rise in might to exterminate the leaders of this accursed rebellion.

A nation bowed in grief will rise in might to exterminate the leaders ...

Surrounded by a black mourning border. Expressions of sorrow over President Lincoln's death.

Lincoln's funeral, Washington, D.C.

Lincoln's funeral, Washington, D.C.

Drawing shows Ford's Theatre, 10th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. decorated with funeral bunting for President Abraham Lincoln's funeral. Title inscribed below image. Formerly matted with Waud no. 572 (may be r... More

General orders no. 44.
Coffin containing the remains of President Lincoln; Small doors leading to the President's box, Ford's theatre...; Murder of President Lincoln; Mr. Lincoln carried from the theatre to Petersen's house, opposite; Booth's stable ...; Rear of Ford's theatre ... showing door by which Booth made his escape

Coffin containing the remains of President Lincoln; Small doors leadin...

Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, vol. 20, no. 502 (1865 May 13), p. 125.

The assassin's escape.

The assassin's escape.

Extracted from Transatlantic Sketches; or Sixty days in America. London, S. Low, Son & Co., 1865.

President Lincoln dead. Assassinated in the theatre at Washington last night.
Assassination of President Lincoln at Ford's Theatre, Washington, D. C., April 14, 1865. [Depiction of Lincoln's assassination.]
Freeport Journal, [newspaper]. April 15, 1865.
Britannia sympathises [sic] with Columbia.
Delaware Republican Extra, [newspaper]. April 16th, 1865.
General orders no. 66. War Department. The following order of the Secretary of War announces to the Armies of the United States the untimely and lamentable death of the illustrious Abraham Lincoln, late President of the United States.

General orders no. 66. War Department. The following order of the Secr...

Surrounded by a black mourning border. Announcement of Lincoln's death and instructions for mourning.

God will avenge our slaughtered leader!

God will avenge our slaughtered leader!

Surrounded by a black mourning border.

Daily Monitor Extra. Special dispatches, arrest of Booth, [Newspaper].
On the death of President Lincoln! Who was assassinated on the 14th of April, 1865.
The assassination of President Lincoln. At Ford's Theatre, Washington, on the night of Friday, April 14, 1865, [Illustration].
A nation mourns her martyr'd son.

A nation mourns her martyr'd son.

Surrounded by black mourning border.

Ford's Theatre. Friday evening, April 14, 1865. Our American cousin.
Lincoln's last hour.
Washington, April 14th, 1865. [MacClure, MacDonald & MacGregor depiction of Lincoln's assassination.]

Washington, April 14th, 1865. [MacClure, MacDonald & MacGregor depicti...

Extracted from Transatlantic sketches; or, Sixty days in America. London, S. Low, Son & Co., 1865.

Execution of the conspirators. Praparing [sic] for execution, springing the trap [done] in two panels.
To the memory of Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States of America, who died a martyr to his country falling under the hands of a traitor assassin, on the night of the 14th day of April, 1865, the fourth anniversary of the great war of rebellion through which he led the nation to a glorious
A hymn on the death of President Lincoln. Sung at Wharton St. M. E. Church, April 16, 1865.
Common council proceedings.
Execution of the four conspirators: Mrs. Surrat, Payne, Harold & Atzeroth. At Washington, D. C. July 7, 1865.
Daily Ohio State Journal, EXTRA. [newspaper]. April 15th, 1865.
Home of Mr. Petersen, opposite Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C., where the President died; House of Wm. H. Seward, Washington, D.C.

Home of Mr. Petersen, opposite Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C., where...

Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Wood engraving after Albert Berghaus. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, vol. 20, no. 503 (1865 May 20), p. 132.

$100,000 reward! The murderer of our late beloved President, Abraham Lincoln, is still at large.
National calamity! Lincoln & Seward assassinated!!

National calamity! Lincoln & Seward assassinated!!

Surrounded by a black mourning border.

$100,000 reward! The murderer of our late beloved President, Abraham Lincoln, is still at large.

$100,000 reward! The murderer of our late beloved President, Abraham L...

Broadside advertising reward for capture of Lincoln assassination conspirators, illustrated with photographic prints of John H. Surratt, John Wilkes Booth, and David E. Herold.

Ford's Theatre. Washington, D. C. [Playbills for Friday evening, April 14, 1865 featuring Laura Keene in Our American Cousin.]

Ford's Theatre. Washington, D. C. [Playbills for Friday evening, April...

"Brown" type reproduction. Cf. Brenner, Ford's Theatre Lincoln Assassination Playbills. Another copy: E or Buckingham reproduction reprinted as a "Lincoln Souvenir" and stamped: "Engraving, Copyright. 1891."

[Subscription letter for National Testimonial of $100,000 for the Lincoln family, as suggested by the New York Tribune.]
The President Dead!

The President Dead!

Surrounded by a black mourning border.

Appalling circumstance! The President dead! Escape of the Murderer!
Satan tempting Booth to the murder of the President, [Magee Portrait of Booth].
Journal-- Ext, [newspaper]. April 15th, 1865.
Death of Abraham Lincoln!

Death of Abraham Lincoln!

Surrounded by a black mourning border.

Gazette Extra, [newspaper]. Chattanooga, April 15.
Death Bed of Abraham Lincoln, [Magee print].
Assassination of the president Abraham Lincoln.
We mourn our loved and martyred guide!

We mourn our loved and martyred guide!

Surrounded by a black mourning border.

The Following are the headings of the (Sunday) morning, New York Herald!
Dayton Extra Journal, [newspaper]. April 15, 1865.
Terrible work of blood. Assassination of the President and the Secretary of State!
The great crime at Washington. Proclamation by the Mayor's office.
Reported death of Abm. Lincoln. Attack on Secretary Seward.
Jamestown Journal Extra. The President's death. Second edition. 10 o'clock A. M. Third Edition. 11:40 A. M.
Ford's Theatre, scene of the assassination

Ford's Theatre, scene of the assassination

"765" below photo. Civil War Photograph Collection (Library of Congress). Title from item.

Dashiell's western panarama [sic] and moving mirror of the assassination of President Lincoln.

Dashiell's western panarama [sic] and moving mirror of the assassinati...

In pencil: the Union Hell on Tuesday [sic] Eve July 31, 1866."

[D.C. - Wash. - "Ford's Theatre as it was in 1865"]

[D.C. - Wash. - "Ford's Theatre as it was in 1865"]

Stereo by Bell & Bros. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf. Theaters.

Lincoln bibliography.
Old Ford's Theatre, 10th St. N.W. Washington D.C. (where Lincoln was shot)

Old Ford's Theatre, 10th St. N.W. Washington D.C. (where Lincoln was s...

Photo shows Ford's Theater and, to the right, the Central Free Dispensary, which opened in 1871. (Source: D. Tooley, 2007)

Lincoln and Garfield.
[Photograph of a painting of Ford's Theatre interior, showing where President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated] / Painted by Chas. Gulager.

[Photograph of a painting of Ford's Theatre interior, showing where Pr...

Caption printed below the photo: "From original painting of the inside of the box at Ford's Theatre, in which the President, Abraham Lincoln, was shot, on the night of April 14, 1865. Numbered key identifies th... More

Fords opera house in which Abraham Lincoln was shot

Fords opera house in which Abraham Lincoln was shot

Photograph showing horses and buggies in front of Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C. Title from item.

In memoriam. "Gods will, not ours be done."

In memoriam. "Gods will, not ours be done."

Includes oval portraits of Lincoln, Garfield and McKinley.

England's tribute to Lincoln [wood engraving from Punch, or the London Charivari, May 6, 1865, entitled Britannia sympathizes with Columbia; followed by a poem entitled Abraham Lincoln foully assassinated, April 14, 1865]
Lincoln Memorial. Lincoln Museum (Ford's Theatre)
Lincoln Memorial. Lincoln Museum (Ford's Theatre)
Compass belonging to Abraham Lincoln, preserved at Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C., where he was mortally wounded by assassin John Wilkes Booth in 1865

Compass belonging to Abraham Lincoln, preserved at Ford's Theatre, Was...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords from information provided by ... More

Coat Abraham Lincoln was wearing the night be was shot by Booth at Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C.

Coat Abraham Lincoln was wearing the night be was shot by Booth at For...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Life mask and plaster hands of Abraham Lincoln, preserved at Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C., where assassin John Wilkes Booth mortally wounded the president in 1865

Life mask and plaster hands of Abraham Lincoln, preserved at Ford's Th...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Abraham Lincoln bronze life mask and hands and what was in his pockets the night he died in 1865, kept at Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C.

Abraham Lincoln bronze life mask and hands and what was in his pockets...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords based on information provided... More

Lincoln Box, the box in which assassin John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln during the president's visit to Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C.

Lincoln Box, the box in which assassin John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham ...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. The furniture in the box is not original. Title, date, ... More

Exhibit showing the coat Abraham Lincoln wore the night he was assassinated. Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C.

Exhibit showing the coat Abraham Lincoln wore the night he was assassi...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. This image was taken in the 1980s. The display of Linco... More

Theatre box where Abraham Lincoln was shot on April 14, 1865. Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C.

Theatre box where Abraham Lincoln was shot on April 14, 1865. Ford's T...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Coat Abraham Lincoln was wearing the night be was shot by Booth at Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C.

Coat Abraham Lincoln was wearing the night be was shot by Booth at For...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Oil painting of mortally wounded Abraham Lincoln as he is moved from Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C.

Oil painting of mortally wounded Abraham Lincoln as he is moved from F...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Petersen House, where Abraham Lincoln was carried and died after assassin John Wilkes Booth mortally wounded him across the street at Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C.

Petersen House, where Abraham Lincoln was carried and died after assas...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Ford's Theatre is a historic theatre in Washington, D.C

Ford's Theatre is a historic theatre in Washington, D.C

Ford's Theatre is a historic theatre in Washington, D.C., used for various stage performances beginning in the 1860s. It is also the site of the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865... More

Front bedroom at the Petersen House, Washington, D.C.

Front bedroom at the Petersen House, Washington, D.C.

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. In 1849, William A. Petersen, a German tailor, construc... More

Bedroom at Petersen House, where President Abraham Lincoln died in 1865 after being shot by assassin John Wilkes Booth, across the street at Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C.

Bedroom at Petersen House, where President Abraham Lincoln died in 186...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Balcony of Ford's Theatre, with view of the private box in which Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, Washington, D.C.

Balcony of Ford's Theatre, with view of the private box in which Abrah...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. This image was taken in the 1990s. Title, date, subject... More

Detail of the coat Abraham Lincoln wore the night he was assassinated at Ford's Theatre. Artifact in the museum collection, National Park Service, Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, Washington, D.C.

Detail of the coat Abraham Lincoln wore the night he was assassinated ...

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010... More

Dried flowers from the funeral of Abraham Lincoln. Artifact in the museum collection, National Park Service, Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, Washington, D.C.

Dried flowers from the funeral of Abraham Lincoln. Artifact in the mus...

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010... More

Artifacts in the museum collection, National Park Service, Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, Washington, D.C.
Artifact in the museum collection, National Park Service, Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, Washington, D.C.
One of the blood stained pillows that held Abraham Lincoln's head the night he died. Artifact in the museum collection, National Park Service, Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, Washington, D.C.

One of the blood stained pillows that held Abraham Lincoln's head the ...

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010... More

Interior of the box at Ford's Theatre where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, Washington, D.C.

Interior of the box at Ford's Theatre where Abraham Lincoln was assass...

After Booth shot Lincoln he lept on the stage from Lincoln's box, breaking his leg. As he ran from the stage, some heard Booth shout "sic semper tyrannus," which is Latin for "thus always to tyrants." Title, da... More

Ford's Theatre box where Abraham Lincoln assassinated, Washington, D.C.

Ford's Theatre box where Abraham Lincoln assassinated, Washington, D.C...

After Booth shot Lincoln he lept on the stage from Lincoln's box, breaking his leg. As he ran from the stage, some heard Booth shout "sic semper tyrannus," which is Latin for "thus always to tyrants." Title, da... More

Piece of curtain from the box Abraham Lincoln was sitting in when assassinated. Artifact in the museum collection, National Park Service, Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, Washington, D.C.

Piece of curtain from the box Abraham Lincoln was sitting in when assa...

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010... More

Artifacts in the museum collection, National Park Service, Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, Washington, D.C.
Artifact in the museum collection, National Park Service, Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, Washington, D.C.
[Derringer gun John Wilkes Booth used to assassinate Abraham Lincoln.] Artifact in the museum collection, National Park Service, Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, Washington, D.C.

[Derringer gun John Wilkes Booth used to assassinate Abraham Lincoln.]...

Derringer: The gun John Wilkes Booth used to change American history was a .44-caliber pistol made by Henry Deringer of Philadelphia. One shot was all that Booth had. The gun was favored for its small size, it ... More

Artifact in the museum collection, National Park Service, Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, Washington, D.C.
Rope that was used to hang the Abraham Lincoln conspirators. Artifact in the museum collection, National Park Service, Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, Washington, D.C.

Rope that was used to hang the Abraham Lincoln conspirators. Artifact ...

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010... More

[Knife and Sheath: Horn-handled dagger used by John Wilkes Booth to stab Major Henry Rathbone after shooting Abraham Lincoln.] Artifact in the museum collection, National Park Service, Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, Washington, D.C.
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