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 the news editor and lead media reporter for the Poynter Institute, arts editor for the now completely vanished, and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He lives in Del Ray.