by Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865 [subject]; Fredricks, Charles DeForest [photographer]
ca. 1865. Black and white carte de visite portrait photograph of John Wilkes Booth, 5.5 x 9.5, torso and head, Albumen Carte de Visite photograph published by Tanner & Vanness of Lynchburg, Virginia, circa 1865, slight spotting and slight stain; In frame 17 x 22 cm. PC Consignment. John Wilkes Booth (May 10, 1838 - April 26, 1865) was an American actor who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 1865. He was a member of the prominent 19th-century Booth theatrical family from Maryland and a well-known actor in his own right. [Wikipedia] Charles DeForest Fredricks (December 11, 1823 - May 25, 1894) was an innovative American photographer. During the 1860s he operated a studio on Broadway that was noted for its cartes de visites. In the early 1860s, Charles Fredricks personally photographed John Wilkes Booth (the assassin of President Lincoln) on several occasions at his studio. He retired from photography in 1889 and died five years later. [Wikipedia]. FP New Rockville Stock. (Inventory #: 15-480-1313743)
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