Lot 444: Boston Corbett

RR Auction

2015-10-29 11:33:57

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Lot 444: Union soldier (1832-1894) who shot and killed President Abraham Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth. Rare and exceptionally bold ink signature, "Boston Corbett, Sergt Co. K. 16th N. Y. Cavalry," on an off-white 5 x 2 slip. Handsomely mounted, double-matted, and framed with a biographical plaque and large image to an overall size of 22 x 14. In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds passing through the signature and trivial show-through from adhesive remnants to left edge. RR Auction's Fine Autographs & Artifacts Friday, 23rd October 2015 Estimate: $1000-1500
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