“Wanted Poster” No Longer Still At Large


The latest issue of Town Topics, Princeton’s weekly community newspaper, highlights a recently discovered “Wanted Poster” for John Wilkes Booth following the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln:

Lincoln Assassination ‘Wanted Poster’ Discovered at Princeton University Library

The broadside was discovered while researching items for the upcoming exhibition “A Republic in the Wilderness: Treasures of American History From Jamestown to Appomattox.”   The exhibition, opening in the Main Gallery of the Firestone Library on Friday, Feb. 22, fea­tures nearly 100 of the library’s finest hold­ings of Amer­i­can his­tor­i­cal man­u­scripts, auto­graph let­ters, rare books, maps, pho­tographs and other mate­ri­als from the Depart­ment of Rare Books and Spe­cial Col­lec­tions (RBSC) and Scheide Library.   Sev­eral items from Princeton’s col­lec­tions will be on dis­play for the first time.

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