Autograph Letter, signed, from the star of Our American Cousin. Laura Keene, Abraham Lincoln.
Autograph Letter, signed, from the star of Our American Cousin

Autograph Letter, signed, from the star of Our American Cousin

1869. letter. very good. Item #2109019

Autograph Letter, signed by Laura Keene, a successful actress who was the female lead in the play Our American Cousin on the evening that President Lincoln was shot at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. It is rumored that Ms. Keene cradled the President's wounded head against her knees. Ms. Keene herself never offered any details. All accounts of her holding the President's head are from later remembrances. In this letter Ms. Keene writes to Judge Carter of Cincinnati regarding a play he has written and hopes to have produced. Included is a signed photo of Judge A.G.W. Carter and a broadsheet announcement for one of Carter's works "The Sicilian Sisters", and some other ephemera. Letter and envelope are creased, some browning and fading, small chip to second sheet; very good.

Price: $1,250.00

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