These are hard to come by, and many a replica has been created. When dealing with events of this historical importance it is good to be sure. The bill looks right, you have yourself a very valuable artifact.



  • Fact 1: Souvenir reprints of the playbill sold for $.10 after Lincoln's death.
  • Fact 2: John Wilkes Booth's assassination of Lincoln coincided with a joke in Act III of the play "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C.
  • Fact 3: Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1865, Good Friday.
  • Fact 4: John Wilkes Booth's assassination of Abraham Lincoln was part of a larger conspiracy, intended to rally the remaining confederate troops into fighting.
  • Fact 5: John Wilkes Booth's last words were "useless, useless" which he exclaimed while looking at his hands after being shot by a Union soldier.

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