1. Curated Grouping:
  2. “O moody, tearful night!”

Assassination of President Lincoln

Creator:
unknown
Location:
Unknown place made
Origin Date:
1865-1870
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 11 3/4 in x 15 15/16 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.1806
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This lithograph depicts the artist's idea of the scene of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C., April 14th, 1865. John Wilkes Booth is shown leaping over the railing toward the stage with a dagger raised in his right hand. A distressed Mary Lincoln is shown facing her husband with her left hand on his chest and her right arm on his left arm. Three other people are shown behind the Lincolns. Part of the audience is shown in the foreground looking at the President who is slumped in his chair with his eyes closed. A playbill and opera glasses are shown on the railing. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum