Monday, May 10, 2010

John Wilkes Booth Born May 10, 1838

This oil portrait of John Wilkes Booth by David Fried was donated to Harford County and Tudor Hall by the artist. Several other artworks by Mr. Fried are also displayed at Tudor Hall.

John Wilkes Booth was born on May 10, 1838, in the two-story log house on the Booth farm in Harford County, Maryland. His parents were Junius Brutus Booth Sr. and Mary Ann Holmes Booth. He was the ninth of ten children born to his parents. How this favorite son went on to become one of the most infamous people in American history is a heart-breaking and tragic story that still fascinates people world wide.

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