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John Wilkes Booth

John Wilkes Booth
Artist
Charles DeForest Fredricks, 11 Dec 1823 - 25 May 1894
Sitter
John Wilkes Booth, 26 Aug 1838 - 26 Apr 1865
Date
c. 1862
Type
Photograph
Medium
Albumen silver print
Dimensions
Image/Sheet: 9 x 5.4 cm (3 9/16 x 2 1/8")
Mount: 10.4 x 6.1 cm (4 1/8 x 2 3/8")
Mat: 45.7 x 35.6 cm (18 x 14")
Topic
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache
Costume\Dress Accessory\Glove
Photographic format\Carte-de-visite
John Wilkes Booth: Male
John Wilkes Booth: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor
John Wilkes Booth: Law and Crime\Criminal\Assassin
Portrait
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Object number
NPG.80.214
Exhibition Label
Born near Bel Air, Maryland
Cartes de visite, such as this one of actor—and later assassin—John Wilkes Booth, were popular, inexpensive souvenirs distributed by the actors themselves and collected by admirers at the time of the Civil War.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
Location
Currently not on view