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Ford's Theater, Washington, D.C. circa 1907-1914

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Summary:Image of Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C., where President Abraham Lincoln was shot, circa 1907-1914. Caption reads: "Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C. On April 14th, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln and his wife visited the theatre, occupying a private box. A man named John Wilkes booth crept stealthily behind and shot him through the head, leaped on the stage swinging a dagger, exclaiming to the audience, "The South is avenged!" He fled through a back door, but was mortally wounded by those pursuing him. The President expired the next morning, April 15, 1865." Postcard number: 653-25.
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Temporal subject: 1901-1910
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States
Geographical subject – Region:District of Columbia
Geographical subject – Settlement:Washington
Topical subjects:Presidents
Ford’s Theatre (Washington, D.C.)
ArchivesUM location:National Trust Library Postcard Collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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