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Collection Reference Number GLC05111.02.0115
From Archive Folder Cartes de visites 
Title The Assassin's Vision
Date ca. 1865
Document Type Artwork
Content Description The images shows John Wilkes Booth riding on a black horse through a group of trees with the capitol building visible in the background. A ghostly image of Abraham Lincoln appears between two trees on the left side of the photograph. The trees surrounding Lincoln's ghost are peppered with tiny ghostly Lincoln heads. A sign posted on a tree on the right of the photograph points to St. Marys, MD. Pasted on the verso is an advertisement for a cholera remedy. Graphite inscription on verso "80318 B.F. Dec. 31, 1928."
Subjects President  Death  Assassination  Lincoln Assassination  Photography  Health and Medical  Cholera  Art, Music, Theater, and Film  Criminals and Outlaws  
People Booth, John Wilkes (1838-1865)  Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Theme The Presidency
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945