- From the Publisher
- Primary Source Material: Manuscripts
- Overlooked Evidence: Lincoln in Pioneer Chicago
- “THE UNION Is DISSOLVED” The Charleston Mercury Broadside: Points of Authenticity and Variations
- Lincoln Letter Fraud on Ebay
- What He Really Thought of Lincoln: The Discovery of an Unpublished Letter by William F. Herndon
- The Sanitary Fair’s Gifts to President Lincoln
- Behind the Scenes At Federal Hall
- In The Marketplace
- LINCOLNPHILE (book reviews)
- Lincoln’s Code: The Laws of War in American History
- “Lincoln” Hits the Screens
- We Have The War Upon Us: The Onset of the Civil War, November 1860-April 1861
- Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts and Context in the Civil War
- President James Buchanan and the Crisis of National Leadership
- Giant in the Shadows: The Life of Robert T. Lincoln
- Lincoln Legends: Myths, Hoaxes, and Confabulations Associated With Our Greatest President.
- Abraham Lincoln: The Image of His Greatness.
- Act of Justice: Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and the Law of War.
- The Dark Intrigue: The True Story of a Civil War Conspiracy.
- President Lincoln: the Duty of a Statesman.
- Lincoln’s Men: The President and His Private Secretaries.
- The Lincoln’s: Portrait of a Marriage.
- The Madness of Mary Lincoln.
- Lincoln the Inventor.
- Lincoln and New York.
- Letters to the Editor
- Rail Splinters
- Lincoln at the Abolition Ball
- Where East Meets West
- A Prince of a Guy
- Stereo view photographs of Abraham Lincoln statue damaged in 1906 San Francisco earthquake
- Lincoln in Film
- John Wilkes Booth? Probably not.
- Answer to the question “Whatever became of the Gillett collection?”
- What happened to the Gillette Collection?
- This Train is Bound for Glory
- Lincoln Ballots 1834-1864
- In Memoriam: C. Peter Scanlan
- Portrait of Lincoln Legal Associate Unearthed
- Thomas T. Eckert Archive: Telegraphic History of the Civil War
- Beethoven’s medium channels news of Lincoln’s Death by composing “The Funeral March”
- Where is Mary Todd Lincoln’s 1861 Inaugural Ball dress?
- The Meatball does The Sauceman (and The Rail Splitter) proud
- Lincoln “apparently not” a sexist
- Campaign woodcuts in illustrated magazines, symbolism or adornment?
- 1890 Wide-Awake Reunion program
- Baltimore Coin & Currency Convention Highlights
- Suspect Lincoln
- Great Finds!
John Wilkes Booth? Probably not.
It seems that any photo of a guy with a mustache is identified as John Wilkes Booth. An eBay seller offered one recently with a Buy-It-Now price of $199.95. No one was foolish enough to take the bait and the listing expired without a sale. We don’t believe the photographer’s gallery even existed in 1865. In addition, the style of the carte indicates a date no earlier than the early 1870s and most likely much later. Here, for whatever it’s worth, is his spiel:
AUTHENTIC JOHN WILKES BOOTH CDV PHOTO CIRCA 1856 WHEN BOOTH WAS APPOX. 18 YEARS OLD. BOOTH WAS AN ACTOR IN THE NEW YORK AREA AT THIS TIME AND WAS PHOTOGRAPHED REGULARLY. THIS PHOTO WAS BOUGHT IN 1996 AT AN ESTATE SALE OF A VERY PROMINENT NY DOCTOR THAT WAS A HUGE CIVIL WAR COLLECTOR. THIS HAS BEEN THE PRIZE PIECE IN MY COLLECTION AND I AM ONLY SELLING TO COLLECT OTHER CIVIL WAR MEMORABILIA THAT I HAVE FOUND. THIS PICTURE ORIGINALLY CAME WITH DOCUMENTATION OF AUTHENTICITY AND PAPERWORK FROM THE AUCTION BUT … I HAVE MANAGED TO MISS PLACE THIS PAPERWORK. I DID NOT WANT TO PAY TO HAVE IT RECERTIFIED THUS I AM STARTING THIS AUCTION FOR MUCH LESS THAN I PAID FOR THE PHOTO. I DO HOWEVER 100 % GUARANTEE IT’S AUTHENTICITY. IF YOU PURCHASE THIS PHOTO AND YOU ARE NOT COMPLETELY SATISFIED WITH IT I WILL REFUND 100% OF YOUR MONEY AND ALSO PAY FOR THE SHIPPING BACK TO ME. BOOTH HAS VERY DISTINCT FEATURES AND KEPT THE SAME HAIR STYLE AND MUSTACHE FOR MANY YEARS. HE EVEN POSED FOR MANY OF HIS PHOTOS IN THE SAME MANNER. IF YOU GO TO THE WEBSITE http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/lincolnconspiracy/bo* YOU CAN SEE SEVERAL EXAMPLES OF PHOTOS OF HIM A LITTLE OLDER WHERE HE IS POSED VERY SIMILARLY TO THIS PHOTO… THE BACK READS ” A.B.E. REMILLARD, PHOTOGRAPHER,” 82 WATER ST., NEWBURGH, N.Y.”
[*Editor's note: the above link opens to an error page.]
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