John Wilkes Booth and the Devil
Facts about this object
John Wilkes Booth was a popular actor whose publicity photographs were collected by his fans. The photographs owned by the Lincoln family include 4 publicity photographs of Booth.
The photographs owned by the Lincoln family include 2 images of Booth as Lincoln’s assassin.
John Wilkes Booth’s brother, Edwin Booth, once saved Robert Todd Lincoln’s life.
- CDV, John Wilkes Booth standing outside the president's box at Ford's Theatre. He holds a gun and a dagger, and the devil is prodding him to act. Photograph of an engraving copyrighted by Macoy & Herwig.
- Holding Institution:
- Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
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