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Assassination of Abraham Lincoln illlustration
Description: This illustration depicts the moments immediately following the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln in 1865. The scene has a caption underneath, which reads: "THE ASSASSINATION OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN AT FORD'S THEATRE -- AFTER THE ACT." The image shows John Wilkes Booth running across the stage as the panicked theatre crowd gestures towards him. Lincoln is shown hunched over in a theatre box directly above the stage. The original image appeared in "Illustrated life, services, martyrdom, and funeral of Abraham Lincoln," published circa 1865 by T.B. Peterson & Brothers. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL04262
Subjects: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Presidents--United States; Ohio History--Presidents and Politics; Assassinations
Places: Washington D.C.