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Front page print shows Lincoln being assassinated...



Item # 551403

April 29, 1865

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, Apr. 29, 1865  This issue remains one of the most desired for this historic, tragic event, as it is one of the only newspapers in the country which included a front page graphic showing the actual assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Over half of the ftpg. is taken up with a very dramatic print captioned: "Assassination of President Lincoln in His Private Box at Ford's Theatre, Washington, April 14" with front page text as well, headed: "The Martyr President".
The centerfold is another dramatic print captioned: "The Dying Moments of President Lincoln At Washington..." which is quite displayable. And the back pg. has a nice portrait captioned: "John Wilkes Booth, the supposed assassin of President Lincoln." Pg. 3 has an article: "The Murder of President Lincoln" with subhead: "The Deathbed of President Lincoln", as well as another article titled: "John Wilkes Booth" which begins: "This unhappy wretch, whose mad and wicked hand has struck down the foremost man in all the realm..." with a bit more (see). There are several other prints within this issue which deal with the closing events of the Civil War.
This issue was never bound nor trimmed (very desirable as such), so the centerfold print has no binding holes. There is a bit of minor wear near the bottom of the blank spine margin, and ink stains at the very bottom are not remotely close to any text or prints, otherwise the issue is in nice, displayable condition.
A very desirable issue which rarely becomes available, particularly in never-bound condition.

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