Still Image from May. 1, 1865

Theory. Practice. Effect.

  • Full Title

    Theory. Practice. Effect.

  • Description

    This print attributes John Wilkes Booth's assassination of Abraham Lincoln to the influence of the Knights of the Golden Circle, the proslavery secret society. The first panel labels "Theory" as George W. L. Bickley, the "Head of the Knights of the Golden Circle," standing in for the society's ideology. Under "practice" is John Wilkes Booth with a dagger behind his back with the "Effect" being the death of President Lincoln.

  • Source

    Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-DIG-pga-13665

  • Rights

    This item is in the public domain and may be reproduced and used for any purpose, including research, teaching, private study, publication, broadcast or commercial use, with proper citation and attribution.

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    unknown. "Theory. Practice. Effect.". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed June 5, 2023.