Lithograph from May. 1, 1865

The Martyr of Liberty

  • Full Title

    The Martyr of Liberty

  • Description

    Illustration of Lincoln's assassination in the box at Ford's Theatre. The caption below the title is a quotation from Shakespeare's Macbeth.

  • Transcription

    The Martyr of Liberty / "Hath borne his faculties so meek; has been / So clear in his great office; that his virtues / Shall plead, trumpet-tongued, against / The deep damnation of his taking off."

  • Source

    Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum of Lincoln Memorial University (80.0606)

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    Use of this item for research, teaching and private study is permitted with proper citation and attribution, as defined here. Reproduction of this item for publication, broadcast or commercial use requires written permission. For permission, please contact the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum of Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN.

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    unknown. "The Martyr of Liberty". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed June 21, 2024.