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Object Name Print
Title The Assassination of President Lincoln
Catalog Number 1987.45.15
Creator Currier & Ives
Date 1865
Material(s) paper
Dimensions H-10 W-14 inches
Description This image shows the assassination of President Lincoln. It shows the balcony with draping on the left side and a drape on the right side that looks like an American flag. On the left Major Rathbone is standing and pointing with his left hand. He is wearing a Union uniform. His left leg is bent at the knee. He has curly hair and a full beard. Next to him is seated Miss Harris. She is wearing a bonnet with a shawl wrapped around her. Her left hand is holding the shawl to her chest. Mrs. Lincoln is seated next to Miss Harris. She is wearing flowers in her hair that is parted in the middle and pulled back. She is wearing a beaded necklace and flowers on the bodice. She is wearing a shawl draped around her arms. Her right hand is held to her chest. President Lincoln is seated and has his right hand open and his left hand is clutching the American flag drape. Behind Lincoln is John Wilkes Booth. He is shooting a gun at the back of Lincoln's head. He has curly hair and a drooping mustache. He is wearing a dark suit with a vest and cravat. He is holding a knife in his left hand.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
Event American Civil War
People Rathbone, Major
Harris, Miss
Lincoln, Mary Todd
Lincoln, Abraham
Booth, John Wilkes
Subjects Assassinations
Presidents' wives
Theater audiences
Search Terms Theatre
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS