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Barclay & Co. 1865 publication of the Trail of the Assassins and Conspirators of Abraham Lincoln. This copy features image of Mrs. Surratt. She was found guilty and sentenced to hanging with three other of the Conspirators.

Barclay & Co. 1865 publication of the Trail of the Assassins and Conspirators of Abraham Lincoln. This copy features image of Mrs. Surratt. She was found guilty and sentenced to hanging with three other of the Conspirators.

“Tell Tad the goats and father are very well — especially the goats."  Telegram from President Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Lincoln, Responding to her Request for a 50 Dollar Draft and News of their Young Son’s Pet Goats at the White House, 04/28/1864 Source: research.archives.gov

“Tell Tad the goats and father are very well — especially the goats." Telegram from President Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Lincoln, Responding to her Request for a 50 Dollar Draft and News of their Young Son’s Pet Goats at the White House, 04/28/1864 Source: research.archives.gov

When looking at old photographs, it always seems that people of older times used to be so much more solemn and serious. That must come from the poor cameras, that had to have people stand very still, in order to come out just right in the picture. Seeing this strip illuminates how human, fun and not-always solemn were our grandparents

When looking at old photographs, it always seems that people of older times used to be so much more solemn and serious. That must come from the poor cameras, that had to have people stand very still, in order to come out just right in the picture. Seeing this strip illuminates how human, fun and not-always solemn were our grandparents

Cover/envelope for Abraham Lincoln Presidential Campaign with cancelled stamp of September 1860, Indianola, Iowa.  *s*

Cover/envelope for Abraham Lincoln Presidential Campaign with cancelled stamp of September 1860, Indianola, Iowa. *s*

When I was a kid my mom would send me or my sister under the stall door to unlock it.

When I was a kid my mom would send me or my sister under the stall door to unlock it.

Initially recruited for the Lincoln kidnap plot, Dr. Samuel Mudd aided Booth during his escape immediately after the assassination of Lincoln

Initially recruited for the Lincoln kidnap plot, Dr. Samuel Mudd aided Booth during his escape immediately after the assassination of Lincoln

Putting a Weird Spin on Childbirth:   A 1965 patent to "aid" women in childbirth - the method is simple: the pregnant woman is strapped on to a circular table; the table is then rotated at high speed.  Huh??

Putting a Weird Spin on Childbirth: A 1965 patent to "aid" women in childbirth - the method is simple: the pregnant woman is strapped on to a circular table; the table is then rotated at high speed. Huh??

Lincoln Assassination Conspirator Payne.

Lincoln Assassination Conspirator Payne.

The Life and Martyrdom of Abraham Lincoln. Published by T.B. Peterson & Brothers, Philadelphia. (c. 1865).

The Life and Martyrdom of Abraham Lincoln. Published by T.B. Peterson & Brothers, Philadelphia. (c. 1865).

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