Original 1860's material dealing with the Lincoln Assassination is almost impossible
to find today. It has been horded by serious collectors and
investors. The material that I offer on this page is some of the best
examples of this difficult to find subject.
John Wilkes Booth
This is the famous Harper's
Weekly cover with a portrait and lithograph autograph of John Wilkes
Booth. Surrounding the portrait is a detailed account of President
Abraham Lincoln's Assassination. The reverse side of the print has
more details on the assassination, as well as a touching tribute to Mr.
Lincoln. This leaf has become almost impossible to find. Most
are in museums, or locked away in the archives of serious collectors and
investors. This leaf is in excellent condition. This is a
spectacular leaf, and the most collected of all original Lincoln
The Assassination of Abraham
is a dramatic, original illustration capturing the moment of Lincoln's
assassination. The upper image is captioned, "The Assassination
of President Lincoln at Ford's Theatre on the Night of April 14,
1865. The image shows the president, sitting with his wife, Mary Tod.
John Wilkes Booth is seen approaching the president from behind, his
pistol pointed directly at the back of Mr. Lincoln's head. The lower
image is captioned, "The Assassination of President Lincoln at Ford's
Theater- After the Act". This image shows Mr. Lincoln slumping
in his chair in his private booth. Mary Tod is shown reaching over
to him. John Wilkes is shown running across the stage with a knife waving
in the air. The crowd is shocked and confused.
This is a stunning
print. You will simply not find a more dramatic illustration of this
John Wilkes Booth's Death
original illustration shows the Death of John Wilkes Booth. The
upper image is captioned, "Booth's Capture- The Assassin Brought to
Bay". Booth is pictured inside a burning barn, with a crutch
and a rifle in his hand. The lower image is captioned,
"Post-Mortem Examination of Booth's Body on Board the Monitor
Montauk". It shows the burned body of the Assassin on a
table. A group of doctors is examining the body. A group of
sailors is shown looking on. This is a highly collectible print, and
will make a dramatic display. Click on the image to see a larger
Abraham Lincoln's Funeral
This is a dramatic double
page image presenting the funeral procession of President Abraham
Lincoln. The image is captioned, "President Lincoln's Funeral-
Procession in New York City- From a Photograph by Brady". The
image shows a number of horses pulling a large and ornate carriage.
The president's casket can be seen on the carriage. The streets are
lined with mourners. The soldiers in the foreground are marching
with their rifles upside down. This is a touching image of the
funeral of the beloved president. It is an extremely rare and
difficult to find leaf.