John Wilkes Booth Portrait and Autograph

This studio portrait depicts John Wilkes Booth and his signature. Maintained by the Library of Congress, the albumen print includes these words, written by Booth:

Yours affectionately, John Wilkes Booth

People used these types of cards—known as a carte de visite—in the 19th century. As a famous actor, Booth undoubtedly handed-out many of them.

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Media Credits

Image, described above, maintained by the Library of Congress. Its reproduction numbers are: LC-DIG-ppmsca-23892 (digital file from original) LC-USZ62-9713 (b&w film copy neg.). Public Domain.


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