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  • This 1865 photo provided by the George Eastman House shows Alexander Gardner's portrait of Lewis Payne, one of the conspirators in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, before his execution. The albumen print, part of a Union officer's album illustrating the assassination plot, is on display with other Civil War-era photographs at the George Eastman House in Rochester, N.Y., through June 12, 2011. (AP Photo/George Eastman House, Alexander Gardner)

    Civil War scenes are focus of NY museum exhibit

    Portraits of John Wilkes Booth and his fellow conspirators in the plot to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln are among prized Civil War images going on display at a museum of photography and film in upstate New York.

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  • "What's unique about the album is the photographs were assembled from many different sources to tell the story of the Lincoln conspiracy," Alison Nordstrom, the museum's curator of photographs, said Friday. "It's a real page-turner, a heart stopper that culminates in the photographs of the hanging."

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  • The museum owns 1,100 Civil War artifacts and "not only is this material very rare, but it's very fragile," Nordstrom said. "Our holdings are recognized as among the best in the world, so when we have the opportunity to show off what we have, we're anxious to do it."

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