Tag: Ford’s Theatre

The assassination of President Lincoln: at Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C., April 14th, 1865

Playbill from Ford’s Theatre on the Night of Abraham Lincoln’s Assassination

April 14, 1865 at Ford's Theater began with a showing of Our American Cousin, and ended with an assassinated President Lincoln. The Library of...
Ford's Theatre

1870s Ford’s Theatre Picture Tells a Story

Here is a fantastic old photograph of Ford's Theatre that we've probably shared previously, but this time it's extremely high resolution. Thanks to GoDCer...
portrait of John Wilkes Booth

John Wilkes Booth Makes His Acting Debut at Ford’s Theatre

Before he committed his heinous act at Ford's Theatre, John Wilkes Booth actually performed on stage. On Monday, November 2nd, 1863, he made his...
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Ford’s Theatre Stereograph From 1927

Check out this cool stereograph from 1927. Source: Library of Congress
Our American Cousin

Friday, April 14th, 1865: Broadside for Our American Cousin

This is incredible. It's the actual broadside advertising the play being held at Ford's Theatre on Friday, April 14th, 1865. This was the play...
reward poster by the War Department for Booth, Surratt and Herold (Library of Congress)

April 20th, 1865: Wanted! $100,000 Reward!

The assassination of President Lincoln is one of the most, if not the most, tragic event in the history of Washington. Lincoln was shot...

Lincoln Strangely Forgotten by Visitors to Washington

The city and the nation was about to celebrate Lincoln's 98th birthday when the Washington Times published a feature on how visitors seemed to...
The Assassination of President Lincoln (1865)

What Was Lincoln Doing Four Days Before Assassination?

April 10th, 1865 -- Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia had surrendered a day earlier at Appomattox Court House. The Civil...