a rare photograph of Ford's Theatre, Washington., D.C. It was created between 1860 and 1865 by Mathew Brady.The photograph illustrates location where Abraham Lincoln was shot in 1865, showing what the area looked like at the time of the assassination.
A closeup of a photo taken at Abraham Lincoln's second Inauguration March 4, 1865. Among the on-lookers was John Wilkes Booth, the man who would kill Lincoln just over one month later. (Each man is circled.)
The Smithsonian holds this set of eight creepy cotton hoods that were worn by the alleged conspirators who were charged, tried and convicted by a panel of Union military officials for the killing of Abraham Lincoln in 1865.