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    JOHN WILKES BOOTH CABINET CARD, 1863. Booth (May 10, 1838 - April 26, 1865) assassinated Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 1865. Lincoln died the next day from a single gunshot wound to the head. He was the first American president to be assassinated. Booth was a successful professional stage actor from Maryland, and a member of the prominent Booth family of actors. He was also a Confederate sympathizer who expressed vehement dissatisfaction with the South's defeat in the Civil War and Lincoln's proposal to extend voting rights to freed slaves. This studio image pose of Booth is attributed to the photographer D. W. Wilson, Hartford, Connecticut, and the year of 1863. No photographer, and no identification

    Provenance:
    Al. Emmett Fostell Collection

    Condition:
    Fine, has albumen loss on two spots.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
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