Lot 352: Reproduction of Ford's Theatre Printed Broadside "Our American Cousin"
29 October 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Abraham Lincoln Related
Ford's Theatre Broadside "Our American Cousin" Repro
April 14th, 1865-Dated, Later 20th Century Reproduction of the famous Ford's Theatre Printed Broadside, "OUR AMERICAN COUSIN," Extremely Fine.
This is a rather obvious, later reproduction of the historic Broadside, which was originally produced just a few days after the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, on the evening of April 15, 1865 at Ford's Theater. This copy of that souvenir measures about 19" tall x 6" wide and is somewhat poorly printed in black on a thin tan wove paper. We do not know the date of this reproduction and it could be anywhere from the 1940s to 1960s. Still, this example would be good for a display as it is very graphic.