When John Wilkes Booth was cornered by federal troops in the Garrett’s barn near Port Royal, VA, he carried with him several items. The newest collection to BoothieBarn.com’s Picture Galleries is one that contains images of some of these artifacts taken from Booth upon his death. These include his diary, his weapons, his compass, and his paper items. In addition to the ones pictured, Booth also had several items that have been lost to history such as his diamond stick pin, a handkerchief, wood shavings, and between $45 and $75 dollars in greenbacks. There are also a set of keys, a map of the southern states, and a whistle attributed to Booth in the collection of the Ford’s Theatre museum, but their provenance is debatable (at least by this author).
I hope you enjoy this new “Found on Booth” picture gallery.