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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.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
2 7/16 X 3 13/16
Materials and Techniques Display
albumen print on paper card
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.
Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Assassination
carte-de-visite (card photograph)
[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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