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    JOHN T. FORD SIGNED CABINET CARD, OWNER FORD'S THEATRE, WASHINGTON D.C., CIRCA 1880S. Ford (April 16, 1829 - March 14, 1894) was an American theater manager in the nineteenth century. Today, he is most famous for operating Ford's Theatre at the time of the Abraham Lincoln assassination. Ford was a good friend of Lincoln's assassin John Wilkes Booth, and drew further suspicion upon himself by being in Richmond, Virginia until April 2, 1865, the capital of the just defeated Confederate States of America and a center of anti-Lincoln conspiracies at the time of the assassination on April 14. An order was issued for his arrest, and on April 18, Ford was arrested at his Baltimore home, which he had reached in the interim. His brothers James and Harry Clay Ford were thrown into prison along with him.
    This is a bold autograph of "John T Ford" on this cabinet card. Photographer Bachrach & Bro. Baltimore.

    Provenance:
    Al. Emmett Fostell Collection

    Condition:
    Very fine, very light discoloration left side, & white affixed ID on front.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
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