New Galleries – The Assassination

I’m pleased to announce that there are four new galleries in the Picture Galleries section of the site.  All four of them consist of drawings and engravings regarding John Wilkes Booth’s assassination of Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre on April 14th, 1865.  Instead of putting all the drawings of the events that took place at Ford’s together, I’ve divided the actions into four sections.

 The first is called “Sneaking Up” and these images (only three at this point) show John Wilkes Booth in the moments before shooting Lincoln.  The next section is called “The Shot” and consists of the many images of John Wilkes Booth pulling the trigger of his single shot derringer.

The third section is entitled “The Leap“. These drawings show John Wilkes Booth’s leap from the president’s box after shooting Lincoln and wounding Major Henry Rathbone The last section demonstrating Booth’s havoc at Ford’s Theatre is called, “On the Stage“. These drawing show Booth brandishing his bloodied knife while making his way across the stage into the wings. From here Booth exited the back of the Theatre and escaped onto Baptist Alley.

I hope you enjoy these new additions to the site.

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