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Exploring Mary Lincoln

Mary Lincoln is quite possibly one of the most enigmatic and misunderstood figures in American history. Born Mary Ann Todd in Lexington, Kentucky, in 1818, Mary had six full siblings and nine half-siblings. 1,061 more words


Playbills: John Wilkes Booth Performed at Ford’s Before Assassinating Lincoln at Ford’s

Today, we associate the name John Wilkes Booth with Ford’s Theatre because he assassinated President Abraham Lincoln there on April 14, 1865. But these two playbills with Booth’s name on them are reminders that he was already associated with the theatre. 580 more words

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From the Archives: Ford’s Theatre in Diorama

How do you show people what was once in a space without carrying out a full restoration? The photo above, from our book Images of America: Ford’s Theatre… 777 more words

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In Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by four ghosts on Christmas Eve: Jacob Marley, and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future.

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The Man Behind “A Christmas Carol”

Each year as we ready ourselves for our annual holiday production of A Christmas Carol, we take a moment to revisit the man who set out to write an informational pamphlet called “An Appeal to the People of England, on behalf of the Poor Man’s Child,” but who ended up feeling that a short story would be more effective in igniting the compassion of his countrymen. 605 more words

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