1. Creator/Author:
  2. J. L. Magee (2)

Satan Tempting Booth to the Murder of the President

Creator:
J. L. Magee
Location:
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia
Origin Date:
1865
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 16 1/4 in x 14 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.0257
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This lithograph depicts Satan whispering in the ear of Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth and pressing a gun into Booth's hand. Booth stands erect in three-quarter profile, his left arm behind his back, staring straight ahead to the viewer's left. Satan points with his left hand towards an unsuspecting Lincoln seated in his theater box in the background. Satan wears a peacock feather tucked behind his ear. The title is printed below the image. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum