Film, Video The Most Wanted Man in America
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- The Most Wanted Man in America
- Evans, Clark (Curator)
- - Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865
- - Wanted posters
- - Motion Pictures
- Motion Pictures
- - 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.
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- Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana (Selected Special Collections: Rare Book and Special Collections ReadingRoom, Library of Congress)
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Evans, Clark. The Most Wanted Man in America. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/myloc11/.
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Evans, C. The Most Wanted Man in America. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/myloc11/.
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Evans, Clark. The Most Wanted Man in America. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/myloc11/>.