Washington, D.C.: Ford's Theatre

Country: United States of America
State: District of Columbia
City: Washington
Location: 511 10th Street NW

[1st theatre on the site built 1833 as a meeting house of the First Baptist Church. 1861 bought by John T. Ford and converted into a theatre. Opened 1861 as "Ford's Athenaeum". 1862 destroyed by fire. Subsequently replaced by a new theatre.]

Opened August 1863 as "Ford's Theatre". Named after its owner and manager, John T. Ford (1829-1894). Site of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln on 14 Apr 1865, by the actor and slavery advocate, John Wilkes Booth, during a performance of Tom Taylor's "Our American Cousin". Lincoln was transported to the nearby Petersen House where he died the following day. The theatre building was seized by the U. S. government (and Ford was paid $88,000 for it). Later it was used as a warehouse and office building. 1893 partly collapsed. Renovated and re-opened as a theater in 1968. Renovations in the 2000s, re-opened 21 Feb 2009. 665 seats.

Links: www.fords.org, Wikipedia

Washington, D.C.: Ford's Theatre Front Text: "Washington, D.C., Ford's Theatre where Pres. Lincoln was assassinated"
Publisher: Hugh C. Leighton Co., Portland ME; 5883
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Size: Classic
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Washington, D.C.: Ford's Theatre Front Text: "Ford's Theatre, Washington"
Reverse Text: "Ford's Theatre, Washington. - In Ford's Theatre occurred the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, April 14, 1865. The building is now used for public business."
Publisher: ?; 3012
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Washington, D.C.: Ford's Theatre Picture: miniature model of Ford's Theatre
Front Text: "Scene of Lincoln's assassination at Ford's Theatre in Miniature"
Reverse Text: "Ford's Theatre, Washington. - In Ford's Theatre occurred the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, April 14, 1865. The building is now used for public business."
Publisher: ?; 3-K-52
Type: Real Photo
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Washington, D.C.: Ford's Theatre Reverse Text: "Assassination of Lincoln - April 14, 1865. Five days after Appomattox, Abraham Lincoln sought an evening's relief from care at Ford's Theatre.John Wilkes Booth, an actor, slipped into the box and shot him. Licoln died the next morning."
Publisher: Washington Novelty Inc., Washington D.C.; P30018
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
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Washington, D.C.: Ford's Theatre Reverse Text: "Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C. Restored to portray the atmosphere of a mid-nineteenth century theatre, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated here on April 14, 1865."
Publisher: Washington Novelty Inc., Washington D.C.; C26800
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
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Washington, D.C.: Ford's Theatre Reverse Text: "Ford's Theatre ... The restored interior of Ford's Theatre, showing the flag draped Presidential Box, as it was the night of Lincoln's assassination, April 14, 1865."
Publisher: Silberne Souvenir Card, Washington D.C.; H. S. Crocker Co., San Bruno CA; S-281
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Size: Classic
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Washington, D.C.: Ford's Theatre Reverse Text: "Ford's Theatre, 511 10th Street, N.W., Washington, D. C. - Ford's Theatre interior decor is elegantly finisherd. The trust stage and 'Our American Cousin' set can be viewed from the Orchestra and Dress Circle. The Presidential Box appears as it was decorated for President and Mrs. Lincoln."
Publisher: Silberne Souvenir Card, Washington D.C.; H. S. Crocker Co., San Bruno CA; S-281
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
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Washington, D.C.: Ford's Theatre Front Text: "Ford's Theater", "Washington D.C."
Reverse Text: "Ford's Theatre, Washington D.C."
Publisher: Silberne Sales, Washington D.C.; Signature Series; SS-15
Size: Modern
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Washington, D.C.: Ford's Theatre Reverse Text: "Ford's Theatre National Historic Site. Washington, D.C. President Lincoln's theatre party included Mrs. Lincoln, Major Harry Rathbone and his fiancee, Clara Harris. The President sat in a similar rocking chair. John Wilkes Booth entered the box and shot the President from behind. After a brief struggle Booth jumped from the box to the stage and escaped."
Publisher: Parks & History Assoc., Washington D.C.; Richard W. Coffman, Silver Spring MD; B12120
Size: Modern
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Washington, D.C.: Ford's Theatre Front Text: "Ford's Theatre Washington, DC"
Reverse Text: "Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C. Interior showiung stage and Presidential box. Lincoln's Presidential box. Gun used by Booth on President Lincoln. Exterior of Ford's Theatre. Peterson House (where Lincoln died)."
Publisher: Shin Sung Souvenir, Washington; PC-02624 - K50296
Size: Modern
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Washington, D.C.: Ford's Theatre (chair now at Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn MI) Reverse Text: "Lincoln's Ford's Theater chair. Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan. President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865 in Ford's Theater, Washington, D.C. Seen here are the chair in which Lincoln was seated, the playbill he held, and the shawl he wore on that evening."
Publisher: The Edison Institute, Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, Dearborn MI; John Hinde Curteich Inc.; D-14621
Size: Modern
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