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    Sale 2505 | Lot 115
    Price Realized: $15,000With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2505 Lot 115

      (LINCOLN, ABRAHAM.) Advertiser and Tribune assassination extra naming Booth as the murderer. Letterpress broadside extra, 12 x 4 1/2 inches; folds; inscribed "1865" twice and with name of subscriber James E. Davis in pencil. [Detroit, MI], 15 April [1865]

      Estimate $5,000 - 7,500

      This extra was produced at 9 a.m. on the morning following the assassination. It includes Stanton's 4:10 a.m. War Department dispatch that "the President continues insensible," and naming "Wilkes Booth [as] being the one that shot the President." Above it is the text of Stanton's telegram announcing that "Abraham Lincoln died this morning at 22 minutes after 7 o'clock." The lead headline is "Mr. Seward remains without change," and among the other headlines is "J. Wilkes Booth the murderer."

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $15,000