RT Unpublished Material DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 56575618 LA English T1 Lincoln conspirators collection, A1 Weinberg, Daniel R.,, Gardner, Alexander,, YR 1865 AB The bulk of the collection is from 1865 and consists of photographs, newspapers, artifacts, and letters related to the Lincoln conspirators and their trial before a military commission. Included are photographs of the conspirators and the generals who either served as trial judges or guarded the conspirators during the trial. The newspapers range from April to July 1865 and cover topics from Lincoln's assassination to the execution of the conspirators. Artifacts include a swatch of fabric from the dress of actress Laura Keene, who cradled Lincoln's head in her lap after he was shot. The collection also includes letters from the generals regarding their parts in the trial and execution. Other items of note include the "wanted" poster for Booth, Herold, and Surratt; "mug shots" of the conspirators taken by Alexander Gardner; the execution order of the conspirators; and a series of five photographs of the execution taken by Alexander Gardner.