Junius Brutus Booth Senior

R. W. Emerson

Prominent Men Outside Politics

Baseball Team

Man reading newspaper

James Fennimore Cooper

Youngest Booth son, theater manager, role as Cassius with brothers in Julius Caesar, falsely imprisoned briefly after Lincoln assassinated.

John Greenleaf Whittier

William Cullen Bryant


Nathaniel Willis (1806-1867)

Charles Dana

William Cullen Bryant

James Harper (Harpers Weekly)

Novelist, lecturer, pro-emancipation.

Junius Booth Junior

J. Wilkes

Bret Harte (1836-1902)

Fitz Green Halleck (1790-1867)

After rivaling Edmund Keane on the London stage, he comes to America in 1821 and wins acclaim as Richard III. Despite alcoholism and a violent temper, he deliver over 3,000 performances. His three sons follow him on stage, with Edwin the leading tragedian of the time and John Wilkes reviled as Lincoln’s assassin.

George W. Curtis (1824-1892)

T. D. Rice -  "Jump Jim Crow"

Ten baseball players circa 1907 on the “Au Fait” (at home) team.

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Benjamin Wood (1820-1900)

Henry David Thoreau

Mark Twain

William Prescott (1726-1795)

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William Cullen Bryant

Bennett J. Gordon

Horace Greeley

Salmon Chase

John Forney

Becomes the leading minstrel show actor with his racist portrayal of the slave “Jump Jim Crow.”

Poet, “the American Byron,” member of  Knickerbocker Group (Cooper, Irving, Bryant), secretary to JJ Astor and given annuity at his death, satirist, Lincoln reads him.


Salmon Chase

Davis W Clark (1812-1871)

Born in Maine, Yale, sister is Fanny Fern, follows father into journalism, fame & wealth as foreign correspondent, also poetry and theater, employs the ex-slave Harriet Jacobs who accuses him of being pro-slavery in her memoirs, runs many publications in NYC, Home Journal, circle includes Poe, Longworth, Thackeray, Dickens, others.

R. W. Emerson collage

Edgar Allan Poe

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

W.D. Howells

Nathaniel Hawthorne

William Cullen Bryant

David Atwood

Walter Whitman

Washington Irving

Edwin Booth