To mark the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, the Newseum will display an unparalleled collection of New York Herald special editions from April 15, 1865. The exhibit brings together all seven editions for the first time since 1865, beginning with the 2 a.m. edition, which contained the first Associated Press report that Lincoln had been shot. The display also includes a recently discovered 8:45 a.m. “extra” that was one of the first newspapers to report the president’s death. With this exclusive exhibit, visitors will be able to view the newspaper’s complete coverage of the tragic event as it unfolded.

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Contributed Responses

The Friend, June 1, 1865

The Friend, June 1, 1865

Newspaper from Jun. 1, 1865

Tri-Weekly Constitutionalist, April 23, 1865

Tri-Weekly Constitutionalist

Newspaper from Apr. 23, 1865

Illinois Daily State Journal, April 15, 1865

Illinois Daily State Journal, April 15, 1865

Newspaper from Apr. 15, 1865

Illinois Daily State Journal, April 28, 1865

Illinois Daily State Journal, April 28, 1865

Newspaper from Apr. 28, 1865

Union Extra, April 15, 1865

Union Extra, April 15, 1865

Newspaper from Apr. 15, 1865

The Weekly Reporter, April 20, 1865

The Weekly Reporter, April 20, 1865

Newspaper from Apr. 20, 1865

The Southern Sentinel, April 30, 1865

The Southern Sentinel, April 30, 1865

Newspaper from Apr. 30, 1865

The Liberator, April 21, 1865

The Liberator, April 21, 1865

Newspaper from Apr. 21, 1865

Baltimore Clipper, April 15, 1865

Baltimore Clipper, April 15, 1865

Newspaper from Apr. 15, 1865

The Daily Progress, April 19, 1865

The Daily Progress, April 19, 1865

Newspaper from Apr. 19, 1865

The New York Herald, April 16, 1865

The New York Herald, April 16, 1865

Newspaper from Apr. 16, 1865

Charleston Courier, April 20, 1865

Charleston Courier, April 20, 1865

Newspaper from Apr. 20, 1865

The New South, April 29, 1865

The New South, April 29, 1865

Newspaper from Apr. 29, 1865

[Chattanooga Daily] Gazette Extra, April 15, [1865]

[Chattanooga Daily] Gazette Extra, April 15, [1865]

Newspaper from Apr. 15, 1865

The Morning Bulletin, April 17, [1865]

The Morning Bulletin, April 17, [1865]

Newspaper from Apr. 17, 1865

The New York Herald, April 15, 1865

The New York Herald, April 15, 1865

Newspaper from Mar. 23, 2015