Artifacts

Creator

John L. Magee

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Creator Role

lithography

Description

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

Description Source

Library of Congress. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2003689283/ (accessed June 7, 2018).

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Date of Publication

1866

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1866

Measurement

10X 8 inches (sight)

Materials and Techniques Display

ink on paper

Inscription

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.

Work Type

lithograph

Class

prints

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

5206

Digital ID

FVW_05206

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.

Satan Tempting Booth to the Murder of the President

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