The Assassination of President Lincoln: At Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C., April 14th, 1865

Currier & Ives, American, 1857 - 1907



Lithograph on wove paper

Image: 7 15/16 × 12 1/4 in. (20.2 × 31.1 cm)

Sheet: 13 1/2 × 17 11/16 in. (34.3 × 45 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Sherman Adams, Class of 1920



Currier & Ives, New York


Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, on stone, lower left margin: Maj. Rathbone. / Miss Harris.; inscribed, on stone, lower center margin: Mrs. Lincoln. / President; inscribed, on stone, lower right margin: Assassin.; inscribed, on stone, lower center: THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN / AT FORD'S THEATRE WASHINGTON D.C. APRIL 14.TH [TH in superscript] 1865. / Entered according to the Act of Conggress AD [AD in ligature] 1865 by Currier & Ives, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, fro the Southern District of N.Y. / Published by Currier & Ives, 152 Nassau S.t [t in superscript] New York.

Exhibition History

A Space for Dialogue 43, "Bringing the Thing Home" The Aftermath of the War Between the States in Consumer-Driven Art, Virginia F. Deaton, Class of 2009, Homma Family Intern, Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 18-April 13, 2008.


Sherman Adams (1899-1986), Lincoln, New Hampshire; given to present collection, 1958.

Catalogue Raisonne

Peters (1976): 1890; Conningham (1949): 291; Gale Research (1983): 314

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