John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865, owned this set of keys. Union soldiers recovered the set after his capture on April 26, 1865.


  • Title: John Wilkes Booth's Keys
  • Location: Ford's Theatre National Historic Site
  • Subject Keywords: Lincoln Assassination, US President, Assassination, Abraham Lincoln, Keys, Ford's Theatre, Union soldiers, John Wilkes Booth, 1865, President Lincoln
  • Type: Physical Object
  • Original Source: Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site, FOTH 3240
  • Photographer: Carol M. Highsmith

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