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Ford's Theatre - Where Lincoln Was Shot

While President Lincoln was attending a play at Ford's Theatre—on the night of April 14, 1865—John Wilkes Booth, an actor, entered the Presidential box and shot Lincoln at close range.

This image (of an albumen print) depicts the exterior of Ford's Theatre as it appeared soon after the murder. We can see the appearance of blank bunting, depicting a nation in mourning, draped on the building.

Created in 1865, this print is maintained at the Library of Congress. Its original caption is:

Ford's Theatre, scene of the assassination

Click on the image for a much-better view.

 


Media Credits

Print, maintained at the Library of Congress, has a digital ID number of LC-DIG-ppmsca-23872 and is based on an original print (LC-B8184-7765). Public Domain.

 

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