J. L. Matthews

John L. Matthews, actor, appeared in New York theaters in the 1860s and 70s. Matthews was in "Our American Cousin" in Washington when Lincoln was shot. At about 6:00 p.m. that evening Booth thrust a letter into Matthews' hands and asked him to take it to the Washington "National Intelligencer" after the show because Booth would not have time to do it. It was a confession, which Matthews burned before showing to anyone, afraid it would incriminate him.

Date:
1870 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES27629
Photographer:
J. O'Neil
Height:
1235px
Width:
746px
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