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Contemporary Woodcut Depicting the Assassination AttemptDownload nowEnlargeShow similar images

Title: Contemporary Woodcut Depicting the Assassination Attempt

Description: A contemporary woodcut depicting the assassination attempt that Lewis Paine (AKA: Lewis Powell; Lewis Payne; born Lewis Thornton Powell; April 22, 1844-July 7, 1865) a dim-witted twenty-year-old son of a Baptist minister, made on William Henry Seward (May 16, 1801-October 10, 1872), secretary of state to Abraham Lincoln (February 25, 1809-April 15, 1865),sixteenth President of the U.S. (1861-1865); Seward's murder was to take place on April 14, 1865, while Paine's fellow conspirator, American stage actor John Wilkes Booth (May 10, 1838-April 26, 1865), shot President Lincoln; Seward was recovering from a carriage accident earlier that month; his nurse is shown trying to protect him from the would-be assassin; Seward's daughter Fanny is shown throwing up her arms, screaming "Murder! Murder!" Paine had burst into Seward's bedroom and stabbed him several times in the face and neck with a Bowie knife; Seward survived the attack, while Paine was captured the next day, was later tried, and hanged on July 7, 1865;

Category: Political Figures

Topic: U.S. Presidents

Subject: Abraham Lincoln

Keywords: assassinations, Bowie knives, hangings, knives, presidents of the U.S., secretaries of state, U.S. presidents, U.S. secretaries of state.

Orientation: Landscape

Dimensions: 2475 x 2033 (5.03 MPixels) (1.22)

Print Size: 21.0 x 17.2 cm; 8.3 x 6.8 inches

File Size: 14.43 MB (15,129,552 Bytes)

Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi

Color Depth: 16.7 million (24 BitsPerPixel)

Compression: None

Image Number: 0000530740

Source: Jay Robert Nash Collection

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