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John Wilkes Booth's "Mysterious Beauty"

“Some Photographs of Females”

After John Wilkes Booth was shot and pulled from the Garretts’ burning tobacco barn, his body was subjected to a search. While the assassin of President Lincoln lay paralyzed and dying on the front porch of the Garrett farmhouse, the detectives rifled through his pockets, removing pieces of evidence. 2,869 more words

John Wilkes Booth

Photo of the Day: Ford's Theatre and Petersen House

Ford’s Theatre was one of my Weekly Museum Visits a lifetime ago in 2011, but I had neglected to visit Petersen House (the house where President Lincoln died) across the street. 21 more words


Then vs. Now: What is the Family Circle?

Have you ever noticed the “Family Circle, 25 cents” sign that is posted on the façade of Ford’s Theatre? While the Family Circle isn’t the same as it was when President Lincoln attended the Theatre, its history tells us a great deal about the atmosphere of theatres in the 1860s and how the Fords wanted their theatre to be different. 595 more words


Washington D.C. Trip Part 1

Two weeks ago, during our school’s fall break, we took a long weekend trip to Washington D.C.

We were there for three full days, and we probably crammed in so much to fill a five day trip. 327 more words


Ford’s Theatre Then vs. Now: Why is the Stage Slanted?

When Ford’s New Theatre opened on August 27, 1863, owner John T. Ford’s was no stranger to building beautiful stages. The Washington Sunday Chronicle… 779 more words