The American Civil War
as seen through the collections of the
Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center
Alexander Rankin , Gotlieb Center's Assistant Director for Acquisitions, makes note of the shock felt by the nation at the assassination of Lincoln, especially by such a well-known celebrity figure as John Wilkes Booth. Rankin describes a rare Wanted poster featuring photographs, and a hand-written diary by the assassin’s brother, Junius Brutus Booth, Jr.
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Video by Anthony Cromwell Hill