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The key that locked the cells of the conspirators of Mr. Lincoln. 1/4 size of key
Oldroyd, Osborn H. (Osborn Hamiline), 1842-1930, photographer
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Huntington Library
United States Civil War
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A photograph of the metal key that locked the cells containing the people who conspired in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. The key has a wide flat loop at one end, and the bit is two separate pieces, each with a pair of notches.
Printed text on verso reads "Key of Prison, that Locked in, the conspirators of President A. Lincoln ; one 1/4 the size". Tipped into Oldroyd, The assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
1 print: gelatin silver.
RB 39601 pg. 124a
Locks and keys
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Assassination
Gelatin silver prints. (aat)
United States Civil War, Huntington Digital Library

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