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A Guide to the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s Assassination

Events, background reading, and a picture that may or may not show the president on his deathbed.

The top hat Lincoln wore to Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865. Image courtesy of the National Museum of American History.

Abraham Lincoln was murdered 150 years ago Tuesday night. Here’s a selection of Lincolnia from Washingtonian‘s archives.

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Andrew Beaujon joined Washingtonian in late 2014. He was previously with the Poynter Institute, TBD.com, and Washington City Paper. His book A Bigger Field Awaits Us: The Scottish Soccer Team That Fought the Great War was published in 2018. He lives in Del Ray.