. The other men are armed uniformed guards; one man at the left of the photograph may be the photographer's assistant. N.p., n.d. [just after 15 April 1865]. 155 x 204 mm.. The mood of the Capital and the North following the assassination was exceedingly volatile and highly charged. Sympathizers and Confederate apologists, or anyone who expressed doubts about Lincoln's war policies was subject to threat, intimidation, arrest or worse. Numerous individuals were set upon by mobs, and some were nearly lynched, while there are many accounts of men being beaten for casual remarks (see the remarks in the letter of Spencer H. Brown, an eyewitness, in lot 26)." /> [LINCOLN -- ASSASSINATION]. Mounted albumen photograph by an unknown photographer, showing seventeen men, eleven of whom bear signs around their necks, proclaiming them <I>"Assassin Sympathizer"</I>. The other men are armed uniformed guards; one man at the left of the photograph may be the photographer's assistant. N.p., n.d. [just after 15 April 1865]. <I>155 x 204 mm.</I>. The mood of the Capital and the North following the assassination was exceedingly volatile and highly charged. Sympathizers and Confederate apologists, or anyone who expressed doubts about Lincoln's war policies was subject to threat, intimidation, arrest or worse. Numerous individuals were set upon by mobs, and some were nearly lynched, while there are many accounts of men being beaten for casual remarks (see the remarks in the letter of Spencer H. Brown, an eyewitness, in lot 26). | Christie's