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3: In the Souvenir Shop
The Ford Theater souvenir shop is downstairs in the Lincoln Museum, a
tasteful store with a wide array of books on Lincoln.
The selling of Lincoln has been going on since the Civil War. This
souvenir plate is actually part of an extensive exhibit of coins,
medals, playing cards, bottles - everything you can imagine with Abe's
All Lincoln all the time, that's the theme here.
It's disturbing to see John Wilkes Booth books, one of the nation's most
despicable characters, sold side-by-side with Lincoln volumes. But we
need to remember that, before the assassination, Booth was a true stage
star at Ford's Theater and elsewhere. He has been called the country's
second most photographed man of his era.
CONTINUE the Lincoln Assassination Tour
Photos and text by J. Dennis Robinson
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