Straight Shooter: 1937

Straight Shooter: 1937

The gun used by John Wilkes Booth to kill President Abraham Lincoln in 1865 is now on display at the Judge Advocate General's Office in the War Department, Washington, D.C.. Edwin B. Pitts, Chief Clerk of the Judge Advocate General's Office, is shown holding the gun in this picture. Harris & Ewing, 1937. Old photograph provided by LOC. Original Medium: glass negative.