Abraham Lincoln was victorious, and the Chicago Tribune on Nov. 7, 1860, was joyous. The newspaper and its publisher, Joseph Medill, had strongly supported Lincoln's candidacy. A Page One editorial read in part:

Abraham Lincoln was victorious, and the Chicago Tribune on Nov. 7, 1860, was joyous. The newspaper and its publisher, Joseph Medill, had strongly supported Lincoln's candidacy. A Page One editorial read in part:

Boston Globe Headline for Lincoln.  Note the quote from Gen. Garfield, who would himself be assassinated as president in 1881.

Boston Globe Headline for Lincoln. Note the quote from Gen. Garfield, who would himself be assassinated as president in 1881.

Perhaps the best to be had on Lincoln's assassination... A Washington, D.C. newspaper...  DAILY MORNING CHRONICLE, Washington, D.C., April 15, 1865 newspaper...

Perhaps the best to be had on Lincoln's assassination... A Washington, D.C. newspaper... DAILY MORNING CHRONICLE, Washington, D.C., April 15, 1865 newspaper...

Newspaper headline from 11/8/1864 announcing Lincoln's re-election.

Newspaper headline from 11/8/1864 announcing Lincoln's re-election.

The Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln as told via the April 22, 1865 newspaper reporting of the National Police Gazette...

The Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln as told via the April 22, 1865 newspaper reporting of the National Police Gazette...

Rare Abraham Lincoln Presidential Campaign THE RAIL  SPLITTER, October 3, 1860 Newspaper of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Rare Abraham Lincoln Presidential Campaign THE RAIL SPLITTER, October 3, 1860 Newspaper of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Titelseite von "The National News": Die Zeitung berichtete über die Ermordung Lincolns. Mehr zur Symbolfigur der Amerikaner hier: http://www.nachrichten.at/nachrichten/150jahre/tagespost/Symbolfigur-der-Amerikaner;art171761,1746788 (Bild: Reuters)

Titelseite von "The National News": Die Zeitung berichtete über die Ermordung Lincolns. Mehr zur Symbolfigur der Amerikaner hier: http://www.nachrichten.at/nachrichten/150jahre/tagespost/Symbolfigur-der-Amerikaner;art171761,1746788 (Bild: Reuters)

Abraham Lincoln Conspirators Executed In 1865...  UNION DEMOCRAT, Manchester, N.H., July 18, 1865 newspaper...

Abraham Lincoln Conspirators Executed In 1865... UNION DEMOCRAT, Manchester, N.H., July 18, 1865 newspaper...

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