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Links and photos to accompany Episodes 69 and 70 of The History Chicks Podcast

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A clever and artful composite of the State Box at Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865. Major Rathbone on the left with fiance, Clara Harris. Mary and the President sit watching the comedy Our American Cousin while in the dark background, J. Wilkes Booth quietly creeps up from behind to deliver the fatal point blank gunshot to the President's head. *s*

Abraham Lincoln's Last Day

This web page has information about the hourly activities of Abraham Lincoln on the day of his assassination.

The Civil War: The birth of photojournalism

The Civil War: The birth of photojournalism

Stark imagery of the clash between Union and Confederate Armies became a vivid document of warfare, and a tool for Abolitionists

The gun that John Wilkes Booth used to kill Abraham Lincoln in 1865

A Damn Fine Collection Of Fascinating Photos - Caveman Circus

21 Damn Interesting And Damn Fascinating Photos

closeup of Springfield, Illinois, Abraham Lincoln at his home, 1860, historic photo, by John Adams Whipple

Abraham Lincoln at his home, 1860, Springfield, Illinois, historic photo, by John Adams Whipple

[Derringer gun John Wilkes Booth used to assassinate Abraham Lincoln.] Artifact in the museum collection, National Park Service, Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, Washington, D.C.

[Derringer gun John Wilkes Booth used to assassinate Abraham Lincoln.] Artifact in the museum collection, National Park Service, Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, Washington, D.C.

1 photograph : digital, TIFF file, color.

Believe it or not, the Lincoln Home, when it was still a private residence. Springfield, Illinois 1921

Believe it or not, the Lincoln Home, when it was still a private residence. Springfield, Illinois 1921

1850s bonnets in detail

1850s bonnets in detail

As Easter is traditionally a time for bonnets I though I'd dedicate this post to bonnets of one of my favourite eras - the 1850s. Sometimes it can be difficult to know how to trim a blank bonnet form, so these images focus on the details of bonnet decoration from original items, photographs and fashion plates. Enjoy! :) Corduroy Bonnet - Henry Ford Collection Satin Beauty - Mirror Image Gallery Silk Taffeta late 1850s - LACMA c.1850 - Mirror Image Gallery Petersons Magazine 1855 1850s drawn…

Impress your guests with this traditional Mary Todd Lincoln White Cake Recipe, which contains candied cherries and pineapple.

Mary Todd Lincoln's White Cake - Farm Flavor

This delicious white cake, with a subtle almond flavor, was one of Mary Todd Lincoln’s specialties.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln: Pensive Pose Carte-de-Visite.... Photography CDVs | Lot #43026 | Heritage Auctions

Abraham Lincoln: Pensive Pose Carte-de-Visite. O-74 (vignette), taken by Alexander Gardner in Washington, D.C. - Available at 2016 September 17 Lincoln and...