Mr. Marsella graciously sent me some more images of one of his completed Booth diaries to share. I think you’ll agree that his work is extremely detailed and the very best reproduction available.
As I stated before, you can purchase your own, hand-made, replica John Wilkes Booth diary from Mr. Marsella for the low price of $400 plus $25 shipping paid through PayPal. I’ve already helped facilitate the sale of seven of Mr. Marsella’s creations.
If you would like to order one please email me at: boothiebarn (at) gmail (dot) com and I’ll send you instructions on how to send payment. Update: Pasquale has no more John Wilkes Booth diaries for sale and will not be making any more. Thank you all for supporting his wonderful creations.
There seems to be a dark graying as you get to the edges of (all/some of?) the pages containing Booth’s writing, What is the reason for this? I would like to see close-ups of the edges of those particular pages to see how Mr. Marsella dealt with them and how he trimmed them. All of the pictures you present FAIL to show all of the outer edges of the pages containing Booth’s writings. Why? Also, the writing appears very dark and slitely out of focus. Did Mr. Marsella use the FBI’s color photos in reproducing all of these pages bearing Booth’s handwriting? Other than that, your photographs of this reproduction look terrific to me. One mo’ thing — what’s the bit with the CDV of Lincoln? It’s a joke, isn’t it? (I liked it!).