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    John Wilkes Booth and Girlfriend Photographs. No imprint, quite clean, full board, together with a prohibitively rare carte de visite of one of his girlfriends. At the time of his death, a search of Booth's body revealed a pair of revolvers, a belt and holster, a knife, some cartridges, a file, a War Map of the Southern States, a spur, a pipe, a Canadian bill of exchange, a compass with a leather case, a signal whistle, an almost burned up candle, an 1864 date book kept as a diary, and carte de visite photographs of five women: and his fiancée, Lucy Hale (daughter of ex-Senator John P. Hale from New Hampshire)and four actresses: Alice Grey, Effie Germon, Fanny Brown, and Helen Western. This is Western (1843-68) in costume dressed as a man. Slight trim to board, by Fredricks 1863; a fine rarity.

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    November, 2008
    20th Thursday
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