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Front page print shows Lincoln being assassinated...

Item # 703670

April 29, 1865

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Apr. 29, 1865 

* Famous Abraham Lincoln assassination issue

This issue remains one of the most desired for this historic, tragic event, as it is one of the only newspapers which included a front page graphic showing the actual assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Over half of the front page 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 tipped in (desired). There are some printing creases at this centerfold.
The back page has a nice portrait captioned: "John Wilkes Booth, the supposed assassin of President Lincoln." Page 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.
Other prints include: "Escaped Slaves Arriving in Wilmington, N.C." "The Union Army Entering Richmond, Va--Reception of the Federal Troops in Main Street" "President Lincoln Visiting the Late Residence of Jefferson Davis in Richmond" "Scene in the Burnt District, Richmond..." and even more.
Sixteen pages, nice condition.

Item from Catalog 342 (released for May, 2024)

Category: Yankee