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April 26, 2014

Documenting the Death of an Assassin


In 1865, a single photograph was taken during the autopsy of John Wilkes Booth. Where is it now?
I went in to the outer office and Col. Baker was just coming out of the War Office. I gave him the plate and print and he stepped to one side and pulled it from the envelope. He looked at it and then dismissed me. - - | Smithsonian

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 26, 2014 2:17 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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There are some oddities around the John Wilkes Booth case, including some other people supposedly involved in the conspiracy. But then, just about every case has oddities.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 26, 2014 2:52 PM

Booth's biggest problem was that he was 4 years late.

Posted by: ghostsniper at April 26, 2014 8:32 PM

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