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$100,000 Reward

Creator:
unknown
Location:
Washington D.C.
Origin Date:
1865
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 34 in x 23 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.0077
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Three-dimensional Objects

Description

Broadside calls for the reward and capture of the murderer of President Abraham Lincoln. Large print dominates the top of the elongated poster, with smaller, heavier text toward the bottom. The document is frayed along the edges, with some type missing from the top. The print reads, "War Department Washing[ton] [Ap]ril 20, 1865. $100,000 Reward, The Murderer of our late beloved President, Abraham Lincoln is still at large...$50,000 Reward...$25,000 Reward...for John H. Surrat...$25,000 Reward...for David C. Harold..." Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum