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Tag: Ford’s Theatre

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Ford's Theatre

Examining 1870s Photograph of Ford’s Theatre

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 Konetidy for sharing this with us via email. Because this photo is so amazing, we’re kicking

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 at Ford’s Theatre in the evening of April 14th, 1865. A massive hunt for the conspirators

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 have completely forgotten the fallen president. A generation had passed since Abe was gunned down in

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 War was over and the Union had been preserved. Workmen from the Washington Navy Yard, accompanied

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