Rocking Chair from Ford's Theatre, Used by Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865

Date:
April 14, 1865

President Abraham Lincoln was sitting in this rocking chair during a production of Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre in Washington, DC when he was assassinated on April 14, 1865. Henry Ford purchased the chair in 1929 for the Museum, where it remains one of the most revered objects associated with the "man who saved the Union."

Location:
20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124
Identifier:
29.1451.1
Institution:
The Henry Ford
credits:
From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

U.S. Treasury Guards Flag

Date:
c. 1865

Dramatically associated with the close of the war, this flag decorated the front of the Presidential box at Ford Theater, in Washington, D.C. on the night of April 14th, 1865. Booth, President Abraham Lincoln's assassin, caught his spur and tore this flag as he jumped from the Presidential Box to the stage below.

Description (physical):

Silk. 71 1/2" x 77 1/2"

Location:
511 10th Street, NW Washington,District of Columbia 20004
Identifier:
2010.0006.0002
Institution:
Ford's Theatre National Historic Site

Carte-de-visite

Date:
1865-1865

Oval portrait of booth in profile. Superimposed into image are the Devil whispering into his ear and he is holding a knife and pistol at Ford's theater. Entitled on back in blue ink: "J. Wilkes Booth The Assassin." In pencil is Gutman #45

Description (physical):

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2004.001.0102
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Carte-de-visite

Date:
1865-1865

Booth with elbow on a pedestal. He is looking to his left. ID'd on back, perhaps signed by Booth. Gutman #5

Description (physical):

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2004.001.0103
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier