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From Real to Reel: Real Life Photographers in the Movies - Alexander Gardner

Photography was in its infancy when Abraham Lincoln was running for President. It was a cumbersome and deliberate process. Cameras were these large boxes, set upon sturdy bulky tripods, using wet plates and a slow exposure making the possibilities of the sort of images captured limited. 1,239 more words


The Mummy Currently Known as "John" or How John Wilkes Booth Went On To a Second Career

Hallowe’en is certainly the time for one to ponder the unknown. It had never occurred to me that John Wilkes Booth would fit into this category, but once again . 768 more words


Virginia: Civil War

IN RICHMOND, the Museum of the Confederacy occupies a Colonial brick building that sits back from the White House of the Confederacy next door. Both huddle in the shadow of the skyscraper blocks of a modern hospital, cast high and dry by the passing tide of history in the century and half since President Jefferson Davis made his home here in 1861. 2,724 more words


President Lincoln and the Ford Theater

Here we are at the President Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois. After seeing President Lincoln’s Tomb I thought it appropriate to show Ford Theater in Washington DC.   178 more words


"You know best, Captain" The Executed Conspirators in Lincoln's Assassination

On June 27, 2017, I was fortunate enough to return to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in order to speak to their volunteers and members of the public. 274 more words

John Wilkes Booth

Shabbat Pinhas: Too Easy to Blame a Person

This parashat hashavua is troubling; in the last verses of last week’s parashah, a young man named Pinkhas (or Phineas in English) who serves as a kohen, a priest (grandson of Aaron the High Priest, no less) has murdered two people who were perceived to be publicly flouting the authority of Moshe. 664 more words

Booth (Review)

Booth by Jason Pellegrini

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

One hour was all that remained in the life of Joseph William Bateman.


Joseph Bateman’s life has never been easy, which is why it is no surprise that he finds himself on death row.

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