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

Breaking News: Alexander Hamilton

Drawing on historical newspapers from the collection of Antonia M. Chambers, this exhibition highlights important life events and accomplishments of founding father Alexander Hamilton.

Greetings from Washington

This exhibition examines postcards relating to D.C., from their golden age at the turn of the twentieth century through the vintage glamour of mid-century graphics and beyond.