"[D]ying as he did die, by the red hand of violence, killed, assassinated, taken off without warning, not because of personal hate…but because of his fidelity to union and liberty, he is doubly dear to us, and his memory will be precious forever."
(Oration by Frederick Douglass, delivered at the unveiling of the Lincoln monument, Lincoln Park, Washington, D.C., April 14, 1876)
(The Assassination of President Lincoln, Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C.,
lithograph, Currier & Ives, 1865, cf. Library of Congress)
(Wanted Poster, issued by the War Department, Washington, D.C., April 20, 1865.
American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides, cf. Library of Congress)