Just a quick picture post tonight. I had never heard of this newspaper or seen this macabre engraving of Booth’s disinterment before and felt the need to share it.
Here’s a newspaper account regarding the condition Booth’s body was in during his disinterment:
Pretty gruesome but interesting print, Dave! I’ve done a bit of research on this paper and it was published by none other than Frank Leslie! The Day’s Doings was more or less on the same par as the notorious National Police Gazette, although Leslie thought to ignore the fact that he was the publisher of this rather racy, illustrated newspaper which somewhat sported criminal doings, lewd women, bar room brawls, murders and other tawdry subjects more in keeping with the saloon bar room rather than the family parlor!
Here’s a good link on Leslie’s notorious rag: