The Lincoln Funeral in Columbus, Ohio

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This is the latest in a series of posts by Remembering Lincoln Digital Collection partner institutions, discussing the items they are contributing to the project and the impact of the Lincoln assassination in their locales. Alice Strickler Keyes (1851–1935) was 14-years-old when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, and the memory of that traumatic event never left her. Decades later…

From the Archives: Ford’s Theatre in Diorama

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How do you show people what was once in a space without carrying out a full restoration? The photo above, from our book Images of America: Ford’s Theatre, shows one solution—a diorama—that the National Park Service devised when the interior of Ford’s was a museum bearing no resemblance to its previous identity as a theatre.…

Designing a Ghost

In Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by four ghosts on Christmas Eve: Jacob Marley, and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future. In his original text, Dickens describes each of these ghosts in great detail; each ghost has been re-imagined by generations of designers and illustrators for page, stage and…

The Man Behind “A Christmas Carol”

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Each year as we ready ourselves for our annual holiday production of A Christmas Carol, we take a moment to revisit the man who set out to write an informational pamphlet called “An Appeal to the People of England, on behalf of the Poor Man’s Child,” but who ended up feeling that a short story…

Remembering Lincoln: Detroit Mourns President Lincoln

Within the Detroit Historical Society’s collection of more than 250,000 artifacts are several that provide glimpses into how Detroiters reacted to and mourned the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. The Detroit Historical Society is pleased to contribute these items to the Remembering Lincoln Digital Collection. On April 15, 1865, the day of the president’s death,…

Video: “A Christmas Carol” Theatrical Trailer

Here at Ford’s Theatre, the holidays have returned in full force. Our actors and crew are currently in rehearsal for the Ford’s Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol, our favorite holiday tradition. This is the 33rd year A Christmas Carol has been presented at Ford’s Theatre. Here’s what Ford’s Theatre Director Paul R. Tetreault has…