Abraham Lincoln's Assassination
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This is a crude engraving from an 1865 "penny dreadful." A "penny dreadful" was a term used in the 19th century for "a novel of violent adventure or crime." From the left are Mary Surratt, David Herold, John Surratt, Lewis Powell (alias Paine or Payne), George Atzerodt (being threatened) and John Wilkes Booth. A photo of Jefferson Davis hangs over the mantel. An anonymous donor graciously contributed the image to this website.

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