Film, Video The Most Wanted Man in America

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Title
The Most Wanted Man in America
Contributor Names
Evans, Clark (Curator)
Subject Headings
-  Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865
-  Wanted posters
-  Motion Pictures
Genre
Motion Pictures
Notes
-  The suspicion that John Wilkes Booth had acted as part of a conspiracy of Southern sympathizers in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln reignited Northern rancor and helped doom Lincoln's plans for a relatively generous peace. This was one of the earliest "Wanted" posters to bear a fugitive's photograph. Hastily assembled and issued during the few days that Booth was at large, this poster incorporated carte-de-visite photographs of the conspirators, including one of Booth that had been produced as a publicity shot for the actor.
-  Presented in Partnership with HISTORY
Repository
Rare Book And Special Collections Division
Language
English
Online Format
video

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