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The gun that killed Lincoln
Derringer; Assassinations; Ford's Theater; Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865; Civil War; Arms & armament; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
On the evening of April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth fired this small derringer into the back of Abraham Lincoln’s head, inflicting a mortal wound. Lincoln was attending a play at Ford's Theater. The...
John F. Kennedy Half-Dollar, 1964
Coins; U.S. Mint
The left-facing profile of President Kennedy is shown in a simple design with LIBERTY overhead, IN GOD WE TRUST just under the President's image, and the date along the bottom edge.
Boston; American Revolution; Presidents; Colonialists
John Adams is shown in his later years. He appears to be holding a cane in his hand.
Eisenhower Dollar, Obverse, 1974 and Reverse, 1977
Coins; U.S. Mint; Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969; Apollo XI; Mint mark
The obverse view shows a left-facing profile of the late President with LIBERTY overhead, IN GOD WE TRUST to the lower left, and below, the date. The reverse view shows an eagle with an olive branch of...
The room where Lincoln died
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865; Petersen House; Ford's Theater;
The Petersen rooming house was across the street from Ford’s Theater. Lincoln was carried there after he was shot. He lived through the night and died early the next morning.
Albert Lee House, Champaign, Illinois
Buildings; Champaign, Illinois; Education
Albert Lee House, 605 N. Walnut, Champaign. This is the residence of Albert Lee, an African American man who served on the staff of the University of Illinois for fifty-two years.
Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Civil War Regiment
Civil War; African American; Augustus Saint Gaudens
Relief sculpture by Augustus Saint Gaudens shows Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Regiment.
Liberty Nickel, 1886
Coins; Liberty; Half-disme; Half-dime; 'V'; U.S. Mint
Liberty is shown in profile wearing a crown. Thirteen stars representing the thirteen colonies are shown around the edge and the coin bears the date.
Confederate Five Dollar Bill
Civil War; Currency; Money
This five-dollar note is from The Augusta Insurance and Banking Company. The number 205 appears and "Will pay FIVE DOLLARS to bearer on demand." Then there is the word "Augusta," followed by an illegible...
Centennial Coin, 1889
Coins; U.S. Mint; U.S. Constitution; Washington, George, 1732-1799
Profile of George Washington, with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA above and IN GOD WE TRUST below. There is a hole near the top edge.
Eisenhower Bicentennial Dollar, 1976
Coins; U.S. Mint; Bicentennial; Apollo XI; Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969
A left-facing profile of the WWII general and two-time President bears the words LIBERTY and IN GOD WE TRUST. Below are the Bicentennial dates, 1776-1976.
Front Parlor, Petersen House, the house where Lincoln died
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Civil War; Assassinations; Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865; Petersen House; Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882; Stanton, Edwin M. (Secretary of War), 1814-1869
The front parlor of the Petersen House is restored to its appearance on the night of April 14-15, 1865. The house is operated by the National Park Service and is open to the public.
Presidential Box where Lincoln was shot, Ford's Theater
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Theatrical productions; Assassinations; Civil War; Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865;
The Presidential Box at Ford’s Theater in Washington D.C. looks much the same today as it did on the night of April 14, 1865, when John Wilkes Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln.
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