President's Box at Ford Theater

About This Image

 This photograph of the President's box at Ford's Theater was taken in April of 1865. On April 14, John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln here as the President and the First Lady were watching a play. Lincoln died the following day.

Source and Copyright

Medium Black and White Photograph
Source Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Collection Civil War Glass Negatives and Related Prints
Number LC-B811- 3404 [P&P]
Copyright Public Domain
Disclaimer Courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. There is no known restriction on the publication of this image.
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