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The nonfunctional weapon is a reproduction of the gun Booth used to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln. The fun is known as a Baby Philadelphia Derringer, a single shot, percussion cap pocket pistol originally designed in 1850. It is enclosed in a wooden box that has documentary information adhered to the inside lid.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
7 inches (length)
Materials and Techniques Display
Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Assassination
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
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