Here’s my own addition to the conspirator collage family.
There are two well known compilation images of the conspirators. One is the “Ring of Conspirators” which is featured in the Benn Pitman version of the trial transcript.
The other is a CDV image entitled, “Booth & his Associates”
I took my inspiration from this latter image but made sure to add all of those tried for conspiracy in Lincoln’s assassination, including Dr. Mudd.
Lincoln said that history is not history if it is not the truth. These collages are not history, because they are not the truth. Edman Spangler was not a conspirator; he was innocent. I have not the slightest doubt of it. There is an entire chapter in my book devoted to his innocence. His photograph, therefore, does not belong in these collages. It is an affront to his memory and to history to include it. I realize that you are not responsible for its inclusion, so I do not ask that you remove it, but perhaps an erratum or some reference to his innocence would be appropriate. It would please him.