Poster offering reward for Abraham Lincoln’s killer sells for over $1.5 million
Sacramento, May 2 (Hussan Ladoa Banga/Punjab Mail)- A poster with a reward for the arrest of the person responsible for the assassination of the immediate US President Abraham Lincoln in 1865 has sold for $1,66,375 during an auction. This poster was issued on April 20, 1865, announcing a one hundred thousand dollar reward for information leading to the arrest of John Wilkes Booth and his two companions. Booth visited Washington, DC on April 14, 1865. Abraham Lincoln was shot dead at Ford’s Theater in According to a press release issued by Nate D. Sanders Auctions, which auctioned this poster, the auction for this particular poster started at $100,000.