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John Wilkes Booth & Abraham Lincoln In 1865...



Item # 637844

May 20, 1865

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 20, 1865  The full front page shows: The Assassins End--Final Deposition Of The Body Of John Wilkes Booth--An Authentic Sketch" showing his body being dumped into the Potomac. Above the illustration is a related message from the editor: "The Sketch below was furnished by one of the two officers in the duty of sinking the body of Booth in the middle of the Potomac. Although not authorized to divulge his name, I am able to vouch for the truth of the representation. New York, May 10th, 1865. F. Leslie." Did this really occur or was it a hoax? (see hyperlink)
Page 3 has: "Reward For Jeff Davis. A Proclamation", signed in type: Andrew Johnson, as well has an article: "Reward for the Assassins and Their Accomplices" (see).
Many additional Lincoln assassination-related images including: "House of Mr. Peterson, Opposite Ford's Theatre...Where the President Died" "House of Hon. Wm. H. Seward, Washington D.C." "...Detective Col. Baker's Office...Laying Down the Plan of Booth's Capture..." "Funeral Service of President Lincoln at Chicago...Removing the Coffin From the Funeral Train to the Catafalque" which is a full page; two other halfpg. prints of the "Funeral Service of President Lincoln at Chicago..." "Appearance of Ford's Theatre...After the Murder". Plus there is a great print showing: "...The Assassin Retreating Across the Stage and Mrs. Steward Climbing Upon It to Pursue Him."
Complete in 16 pages, nice condition. This title is considerably more rare than Harper's Weekly.

Item from Catalog 264 (released for November, 2017)...

Category: Yankee

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