THE ASSASSINATION OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN!
Harper’s Weekly, New York
Saturday, April 29, 1865
Where do we start here? This is the famous Harper’s “Lincoln Assassination issue”–one of the toughest and most collected newspapers of the 19th century. The front page portrait of John Wilkes Booth with facsimile signature, is not to be forgotten, and it’s completely surrounded by the historic report of the assassination of President Lincoln at Ford’s Theater in Washington, DC, the night of April 14. Two sketches on the fourth page show Booth shooting the President as he sat watching a play, and then running across the stage with the crowd screaming and pointing at him.
And, there’s more! The huge doublepage centerfold shows “Lady Liberty” sobbing over Lincoln’s casket with a Union soldier and sailor on either side crying as well. It’s just beautiful, and yet sad at the same time.
The issue also has other Civil War battle prints especially on landing troops near Mobile, Alabama.
16 pp., original and complete, and in excellent condition. This is the ONLY one I have in stock and they’ve become next to impossible to find anymore in nice condition. A cornerstone issue for any serious collection to be sure. First call gets it!