Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Our American Cousin


Across the street from the house where Lincoln died is the theater where he was shot. I guess that most people assume that he also died in Ford's Theatre, but that is not the case. Anyhow, here it is. I think that's the original theater above, and there is a newer entrance, shown below. It definitely looks a little too modern to be original.

PS-For those of you that don't know, the play Abraham Lincoln was watching when he was assassinated was Our American Cousin.

1 comment:

vilstef said...

Booth knew the play, and waited for the big laugh line from act two. These were the last words Lincoln heard: "Don't know the manners of good society, eh? Well, I guess I know enough to turn you inside out, old gal; you sockdologizing old man-trap!"