Feb 04, 2016 - Sale 2404

Sale 2404 - Lot 171

Price Realized: $ 37,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 20,000 - $ 30,000
(LINCOLN, ABRAHAM.) $100,000 Reward! The Murderer of our Late Beloved President, Abraham Lincoln, is Still at Large. Letterpress broadside, 24 x 12 1/2 inches; minor foxing and offsetting, a few small chips and separations along folds, skillfully stabilized and backed with archival tissue; signed in type by Edwin M. Stanton as Secretary of War. In cloth folding case. Washington, 20 April 1865

Additional Details

america's most famous reward poster, issued only days after the assassination. Second printing, second issue, with the additional information in Booth's description: "a heavy black moustache, which there is some reason to believe has been shaved off." This copy posted, as usual, without the rare albumen photographs of the conspirators. Provenance: Swann sale, 21 April 1983, lot 96, to the consignor.