Civil War Ephemera

Broadside for reward for Lincoln's murderer
$100,000 Reward! The Murderer of Our Late Beloved President, Abraham Lincoln. Published by the Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War, 1865. Broadside, 29.5 x 17.75 in. (framed). Small 48.

The Washingtoniana Collection is especially strong in materials documenting Civil War Washington—iconic buildings such as the Capitol, White House, and various public monuments. One distinctive item is the War Department's broadside announcing the $100,000 reward for the capture of President Abraham Lincoln's assassin and conspirators.

Current Exhibitions

For the Record: Picturing D.C.

Compelling images selected through the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.’s annual juried competition document the city’s evolving urban landscape through the eyes of local artists.

A Collector’s Vision: Selections from the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection

A new selection of maps, letters, prints, and artifacts on display from the museum’s Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection includes recent acquisitions and rare treasures. Opens October 18.