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Original AP report of Lincoln’s assassination

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Theodore and Elliot Roosevelt watch Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession passing their grandfather’s mansion in Union Square, Manhattan, 1865. Theodore and Elliott are in the second-floor window facing the camera.

This may be the ultimate example of burying the lede:

WASHINGTON, APRIL 14 — President Lincoln and wife visited Ford’s Theatre this evening for the purpose of witnessing the performance of ‘The American Cousin.’ It was announced in the papers that Gen. Grant would also be present, but that gentleman took the late train of cars for New Jersey.

The theatre was densely crowded, and everybody seemed delighted with the scene before them. 

It gets somewhat more newsworthy from there.

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