About This Image
This is the Derringer gun that John Wilkes Booth used to shoot Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865. The President was sitting with the First Lady in the President’s box at Ford’s Theater watching a play.
Source and Copyright
|Creator||Carol M. Highsmith|
|Source||Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA|
|Collection||Highsmith (Carol M.) Archive|
|Disclaimer||Courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. There is no known restriction on the publication of this image.|
|Image Manipulation||Copied and cropped from source.|