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

Your Next President . . . ! The Campaign Art of Mark and Rosalind Shenkman

Patriotic textiles from the Collection of Mark and Rosalind Shenkman illustrate how presidential campaigning developed in the 19th century.

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

Updated in June with a dozen new objects, this exhibition showcases highlights from this remarkable collection documenting the history of D.C.