Ephemera Gallery | Abraham Lincoln Papers

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U.S. War Dept. War department, Washington, April 20, 1865. 100,000 reward! The murder of our late beloved president, Abraham Lincoln is still at large. $50,000 reward! will be paid by this department for his apprehension, in addition to any reward offered by municipal authorities or state executives. $25,000 reward! will be paid for the apprehension of John R. Surrat, one of Booth's accomplices. $25,000 reward! will be paid for the apprehension of Daniel C. Harrold, another of Booth's accomplices. Liberal rewards will be paid for any information that shall conduce to the arrest of either of the above-named criminals, or their accomplices ... Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War ... New York. Geo. F. Nesbitt & Co. printers and stationers, cor. Pearl and Pine Streets, [1865]. 1 l. 50 x 62.5 cm. Printed Ephemera Collection, Folio Broadside no. 39. Rare Books and Special Collections Division.

A rare example of this well-circulated reward poster that still has all three original photographs attached. Most surviving examples of this poster have Booth's photo removed.

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Ephemera Gallery | Abraham Lincoln Papers