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Unknown [John Wilkes Booth, carte de visite, standing, three-quarter length view]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05136.23 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Photograph Date: no date Pagination: 1 carte de visite ; 11.1 x 7.3 cm.

Summary of Content: White mount with red border. Standing, three-quarter length view of John Wilkes Booth wearing cloak.

People: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Brady, Mathew B., 1823-1896

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PhotographyCivil WarPresidentLincoln AssassinationAssassinationsGovernment and CivicsArt, Music, Theater, and Film

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