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The Place Where Lincoln Died #3
Washington DC
July 1999
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3: In the Souvenir Shop

Lincoln photo

The Ford Theater souvenir shop is downstairs in the Lincoln Museum, a tasteful store with a wide array of books on Lincoln.



Lincoln photo

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 famous visage.



Lincoln photo

All Lincoln all the time, that's the theme here.



Lincoln photo

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.

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Photos and text by J. Dennis Robinson
© 1999 SeacoastNH.com

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