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The black and white photograph depicts the chair in which Abraham Lincoln sat when he was shot at Ford's Theatre. The photograph is accompanied by a slip of paper that features a caption. The photograph was enclosed in a black frame, but was removed for preservation.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

n.d.

Measurement

10 X 8 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

photography

Inscription

recto of paper: Chair in which he was sitting when shot. verso, handwritten on photograph: The chair in which Lincoln was shot. / Rocker was bought from home of / John T. Ford to use in the / theatre that night. verso, printed on photograph: Compliments of Henry Ford.

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

Photograph

Class

Article

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

6947

Digital ID

FVW_06947

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries.

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Photograph of Lincoln Assassination Chair

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