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Execution of the four conspirators: Mrs. Surrat [sic], Payne, Harold & Atzeroth. At Washington, D.C., July 7, 1865. Philadelphia, J.L. Magee, 1865. litho. 21 x 29.5 cm. Stern Broadside v. 4, no. 86. Rare Books and Special Collections Division.

The artist has taken some liberties in depicting this scene of the execution of Booth's co-conspirators at the site of the current Fort McNair, in Washington, D.C. This print shows a Catholic priest next to the gallows; much attention was given in the popular press, at that time, to the fact that Mary E. Surratt was Catholic. Mrs. Surratt is thought to have been the first woman executed by the U.S. government.

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