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The print is a small, framed folio lithograph featuring the likeness of John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of Abraham Lincoln; Booth stands erect, his left arm behind his back and a small pistol in his right hand; He stares straight ahead, with Satan standing close behind him, pointing with one hand at the pistol and with the other at Lincoln; Rays of light issue from the demon's eyes, mouth, and ears; He wears a peacock feather on his head and is clad in a tasseled medieval tunic
Library of Congress. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2003689283/ (accessed June 7, 2018).
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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10X 8 inches (sight)
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ink on paper
Recto, at bottom: Entered according to act of Congress A.D. by J.L. Magee in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Penna. / SATAN TEMPTING BOOTH TO THE MURDER OF THE PRESIDENT. / J.L. MAGEE, PUB. 305 WALNUT ST. PHILADA.
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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