Home > Back to Search Results > First report: Lincoln's assassination...
Click image to enlarge 690672
Show image list »

First report: Lincoln's assassination...

Item # 690672

April 20, 1865

THE JOURNAL & COURIER, Little Falls, New York, April 20, 1865 

* Abraham Lincoln assassination (1st report)
* Ford's Theater - John Wilkes Booth

Being a weekly newspaper this issue has the first report of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. All columns on all pages have wide, black mourning rules.
The front page has: "The Great Calamity" which is an essay on Lincoln. Also on the front page: "The Nation's Grief" which is a sermon on Lincoln.
Page 2 has over 1 1/2 columns taken up with the details of the assassination, headed: "The Nation's Calamity" "Terrible Assassinations" "DEATH OF THE PRESIDENT" "Condition of Secretary Seward" "Details of the Affair" "The People's Affliction" "Hung be the Heavens with Black" with the many dispatches with the latest reports as received. See the photos for the details.
More related content inside including: "Premonitions of the Assassination" "The Dead President--Preparations for the Funeral" "Now have I turned your day of Rejoicing into a Day of Mourning" "Removal of the President's Body" and more.
Four pages, various foxing & light stains, various repairs to margin tears, minor wear at the margins & fold. The folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

Category: Yankee