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On November 25, 1864, for one night only, three famous actors—brothers Junius Booth, Edwin Booth, and John Wilkes Booth (yep, that one)—put on a benefit performance of Julius Caesar.

On November 25, 1864, for one night only, three famous actors—brothers Junius Booth, Edwin Booth, and John Wilkes Booth (yep, that one)—put on a benefit performance of Julius Caesar.

Junius Jr., Edwin and John Wilkes Booth

Junius Jr., Edwin and John Wilkes Booth

Everybody knows John Wilkes Booth as the man who shot President Abraham Lincoln, but true Shakespeare geeks know that the whole family were well known Shakespearean actors.  Here, from Ford's Theatre in Washington DC, a poster from one of the shows where you could have seen John, his brother Edwin, and their father Junius all on the same stage.

Everybody knows John Wilkes Booth as the man who shot President Abraham Lincoln, but true Shakespeare geeks know that the whole family were well known Shakespearean actors. Here, from Ford's Theatre in Washington DC, a poster from one of the shows where you could have seen John, his brother Edwin, and their father Junius all on the same stage.

Signed Carte de Visite of Edwin Booth, brother of Lincoln assassin, J. Wilkes Booth. Ironically, Edwin had an incident in saving Robert Lincoln's life, when in 1863 Robert slipped off a train platform between the platform and car body. Lincoln, being helpless to save himself from being crushed, was seized by Booth by Lincoln's collar and pulled up to safety. Robert would tell this story many times the rest of his life. Ironic. *s*

Signed Carte de Visite of Edwin Booth, brother of Lincoln assassin, J. Wilkes Booth. Ironically, Edwin had an incident in saving Robert Lincoln's life, when in 1863 Robert slipped off a train platform between the platform and car body. Lincoln, being helpless to save himself from being crushed, was seized by Booth by Lincoln's collar and pulled up to safety. Robert would tell this story many times the rest of his life. Ironic. *s*

Edwin Booth with his theatrical company at Minnehaha Falls

Edwin Booth with his theatrical company at Minnehaha Falls

Wanted poster for John Wilkes Booth, John Surratt and David Edgar Herold following Abraham Lincoln's assassination. #civilwar #johnwilkesbooth

John Surratt: The Lincoln Conspirator Who Got Away

Wanted poster for John Wilkes Booth, John Surratt and David Edgar Herold following Abraham Lincoln's assassination. #civilwar #johnwilkesbooth

13 Facts that Will Change the Way you Look at President Lincoln - OMG Facts - The World's #1 Fact Source

A former pro skater is designing a custom house that is completely skateable

13 Facts that Will Change the Way you Look at President Lincoln - OMG Facts - The World's #1 Fact Source

Edwin Booth Henry Irving RARE 1881 Othello Opening Night Program | eBay

Edwin Booth Henry Irving RARE 1881 Othello Opening Night Program | eBay

One of the few photographs  of Lincoln inside the White House was taken in this room by Matthew Brady in 1864.  It was not until after the renovation of the White House undertaken during the Truman administration that this room became so exclusively associated with Lincoln.

One of the few photographs of Lincoln inside the White House was taken in this room by Matthew Brady in 1864. It was not until after the renovation of the White House undertaken during the Truman administration that this room became so exclusively associated with Lincoln.

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