The 150th Anniversary of the Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln

President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated 150 years ago today, on April 14, 1865. One of our eeriest assignments was art directing the photography of these hoods from the Smithsonian’s collection. The eight accused conspirators were forced to wear them at all times during their imprisonment except in court. Although intimately connected to tragedy, it was a privilege to work with these important artifacts of our nation’s history. This spread is from the book we designed “Smithsonian’s Civil War: Inside the National Collection.”

Smithsonian Books Civil War