The Lincoln Assassination On This Day (February 7 – February 13)

Taking inspiration from one of my favorite books, John Wilkes Booth: Day by Day by Art Loux, I’m documenting a different Lincoln assassination or Booth family event each day on my Twitter account. In addition to my daily #OTD (On This Day) tweets, each Sunday I’ll be posting them here for the past week. If you click on any of the pictures in the tweet, it will take you to its individual tweet page on Twitter where you can click to make the images larger and easier to see. Since Twitter limits the number of characters you can type in a tweet, I often include text boxes as pictures to provide more information. I hope you enjoy reading about the different events that happened over the last week.

NOTE: After weeks of creating posts with multiple embedded tweets, this site’s homepage now tends to crash from trying to load all the different posts with all the different tweets at once. So, to help fix this, I’ve made it so that those viewing this post on the main page have to click the “Continue Reading” button below to load the full post with tweets. Even after you open the post in a separate page, it may still take awhile for the tweets to load completely. Using the Chrome browser seems to be the best way to view the tweets, but may still take a second to switch from just text to the whole tweet with pictures.

February 7

February 8

February 9

February 10

February 11

February 12

February 13


Here are a few other tweets from this week that I thought might interest folks.

That brings us up to today. Next Sunday I’ll write another post covering the #OTD tweets from this coming week. If you don’t want to wait until then and want to know each anniversary on the day it happens, follow me on Twitter! My username is @LinConspirators (Twitter has a character limit not only for tweets, but for usernames as well so I had to condense it). Even if you don’t want to join Twitter, you can still see my tweets by just visiting my Twitter page on the web. You can also see my tweets by looking at the sidebar of this website if you’re using a desktop or laptop computer, or at the bottom if you are visiting on a mobile device.

Until next week!

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4 thoughts on “The Lincoln Assassination On This Day (February 7 – February 13)

  1. Richard Sloan

    Are you aware of the Heritage auction sale that ends today (but really ended last night!)? You can see the prices realized, but don’t wait too long, as that info will likely be taken off soon. I bought the $50 catalog for my catalog collection, but I carefully examined it online. Blaine Houmes’ collection was the main attraction when it came to Lincoln assassination lore, altho Evan Lattimer’s Booth cane and the key to box no. 7 were 2 of the big assassination items. The cane started with a pre-set minimum of $50,000, but it sold for $84,500! (I forget what the key sold for – I think it was $54,000. (I have a photo of me holding it, posing as Booth did with it in one of his photos, thanx to my old friend Dr. Lattimer having brought it to a LGNY meting many years ago! There was a third item that really excited me — to the point that I actually bid on it – a CDV of a cropped version of one of Ulke’s two photos he took of the bloody pillow on the bed in which Lincoln had died a couple of hours earlier. One of his pics (I don’t know where it now resides, do you?) was taken very wide and has the bedside chair located in a slightly difft spot. The other one was acquired by Dorothy Kunhardt about 60 years ago and published for the first time in the April 14, 1961 issue of LIFE Magazine. However, it was badly torn in the bottom 15-18% of the print. It does not show the bottom of the chair or the bottom of the front right leg, or the flooring. I wont go into the back story about Ulke and the photo, as you know it well, I am sure. But the one just sold, for only $1,500, shows those missing things for the first time! (My bid was surpassed, of course! It was a STEAL at that price!!!) It is on a mount bearing Henry Ulke ‘s printed name on the back. The penciled scrawl on the back reveals that it was owned by a nephew of the Petersens. That must mean that Ulke made a few private CDVs of it for a few people, and that they likely kept it secret in light of the knowledge that Stanton would have confiscated it. This is a great story, Dave, and you should write it up in your blog! I’ll take the liberty of saying that I look forward to reading it!

    Sent from Mail for Windows

    • The auction is still going on Richard. I’m watching it live. The lot with the Petersen CDV just sold for $6,000 ($7,500) with buyer’s premium.

  2. Richard Sloan

    Dave – about8 months ago a lady let it be known that she has an original old photo of the exterior of a carnival booth in which the Booth mummy was being displayed. She offered copies for about $20-$25. I know someone who wishes to order a copy. Do you have her name and contact info?

    Sent from Mail for Windows

  3. Richard Sloan

    Caroline emailed me.MANY THANX. Hope to hear back from you! You remarried yet?

    Sent from my iPhone


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