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Reward Poster for Booth, Herold, and Surratt

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This was one of the earliest "Wanted" posters to bear a fugitive's photograph. Hastily assembled and issued during the few days that Booth was at large, this poster incorporated carte-de-visite photographs of the conspirators, including one of Booth that had been produced as a publicity shot for the actor. Both Herold's and Surratt's names are misspelled on the poster

Topics: Wanted posters; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Assassination; Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865; Herold, David E., 1844-1865; Surratt, John H. (John Harrison), 1844-1916
Publisher: Indiana Historical Society
Year: 1865
OAI identifier: oai:images.indianahistory.org:p0409/70
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