Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., site of the assassination of
President Abraham Lincoln in 1865.
(Photograph by Mathew Brady)
Lithograph of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. From
left to right: Henry Rathbone,
Mary Todd Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln, and John Wilkes Booth.
The Presidential Box at Ford's Theatre, where Lincoln was
The gun Booth used to kill Lincoln. In the Ford's Theatre basement
When Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford's Theatre in Washington,
D.C. on April 14, 1865, he
two pairs of spectacles and
a lens polisher, a pocketknife, a watch fob, a linen
and a brown
leather wallet containing a five-dollar Confederate note
nine newspaper clippings, including several favorable to the
president and his policies.
The top hat Lincoln wore on the night of the assassination.
President Lincoln on his death bed.
(From Harper's Weekly, May 6, 1865)
The "Old Nashville." The locomotive pulled the funeral train of
President Abraham Lincoln
from Washington, D.C. to Springfield, Illinois.