Newspaper from Apr. 15, 1865

"Horrible! President Lincoln Assassinated"

  • Full Title

    St. Paul Press Extra - Horrible! President Lincoln Assassinated - April 15, 1865

  • Description

    This single sheet of the St. Paul Press, dated April 15, 1865, announces the assassination of President Lincoln. There are several odd things about this; it was found in a manuscript collection, not in the run of the newspaper. There is no extra in that; was this a contemporary commemorative piece? Was it something done late that very day? Its size is not standard paper newspaper size either; this is 12.5" x 9.5" The whole of the page is included here to show that even in the midst of the Nation's sorrow, ads were included.

  • Source

    Joseph A. Wheelock and Family Papers, 1719, 1756, 1803 - 1906. P334, box 4, Minnesota Historical Society

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    St. Paul Press. "St. Paul Press Extra - Horrible! President Lincoln Assassinated - April 15, 1865". St. Paul Press. Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed October 23, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/190