Ford’s Theatre ,
Washington DC

1870 2013

1870 2013


Ford’s Theatre was the site of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865, five days after General Lee’s surrender. Following Lincoln’s assassination, the government appropriated Ford’s theatre, paying the owner $100,000 in compensation, and issued an order forever prohibiting its use as a place of public amusement. The theatre was later used as a warehouse and office building, and in 1893 part of it collapsed. It was renovated and re-opened as a theatre in 1968.

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Print Info

All prints, 11x14 and smaller, come with a decorative white mat. Unless otherwise specified, the historic photo and modern photo are printed on the same sheet of photographic paper. If you would like your photo framed or printed in a size not listed, please feel free to contact me .
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Photo Credits

Historic photograph Library of Congress

Modern photograph by Bryan Weinstein


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