Artifacts

Creator

Francis Hecker

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Creator Role

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Description

The carte de visite depicts an image of John Wilkes Booth fleeing Washington, D.C. shortly after assassinating Abraham Lincoln. Booth is shown fleeing on horseback as ghost-like images of Lincoln appear in the surrounding foliage. In the background, the United States Capitol building can be seen. The albumen print is mounted on a card with a gold-gilt border and trimmed edges.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1865

Measurement

2 7/16 X 3 13/16

Materials and Techniques Display

albumen print on paper card

Inscription

recto: The Assassin's Vision / Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1865, by Francis Hecker, in the Clerk's Office / of the District Court of Rhode Island.

Creation Location

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

Work Type

carte-de-visite (card 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

7126

Digital ID

FVW_07126

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.

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