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Fine column headlines on Lincoln's funeral... Letter by John Wilkes Booth...



Item # 666743

April 20, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, April 20, 1865

* Abraham Lincoln's assassination & funeral
* John Wilkes Booth letter re. plot


This is one of the more displayable issues on the funeral of Abraham Lincoln printed just 5 days after his death. Uncommonly large type used in the one column headlines which take two-thirds of the first column on the front page (see), beginning with: "THE RITES" "OBSEQUIES to the LAMENTED DEAD" and also including: "Solemn Scenes at the White House" "The Funeral Cortege" "Ceremonies In New York" "Outpouring OF The People" "The Remains of the Late President to Pass Through New York" plus there is also: "Booth Discovered" "He is Seen on a Train Near Reading, but Escapes" "Important Letter from the Assassin" "The Reasons For The Deed" and more.
Included is the great letter signed in type: J. Wilkes Booth in which his gives his reasons for the plot and his actions (see photos) found on pages 5 & 8.
Additional heads & Lincoln-related reports are on pages 2, 3, 4, 5 & 8 including sermons from many New York City churches as well as 7 Jewish synagogues including Greene St. Synagogue, Broadway Synagogue, Congregation Shary Berochoh, Congregation Shaari Zedek Henry St., Congregation Beth Israel Bikur Cholim, Congregation of Aderath El, and the Thirty-fourth St. Synagogue.
All columns on all 8 pages are black-bordered.
Eight pages, very nice condition.

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