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

Foundations for a Nation: Architectural Images from the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection

Historical images reveal how public competitions, presidential preferences, and unanticipated historical events shaped the U.S. Capitol and White House.

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.