There are two versions of the original playbill for Our American Cousin, the play Lincoln attended at Fords Theatre on the evening he was assassinated. Both were printed on April 14, 1865. The program shown here is the second or revised state, and the bloodstain is real. Ford had the playbill reprinted after he received word that President Lincoln would attend the evening performance. Lincoln viewed the play from the presidential box, which is shown here in a sketch made by prolific Civil War sketch artist Alfred Waud.