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Wednesday, April 18, 2018 

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Learn about the media frenzy following the assassination of President Lincoln. aka: The Original Paparazzi

Remarks by author

Nicholas J.C. Pistor

speaking on his latest book:

"Shooting Lincoln: Mathew Brady, Alexander Gardner, and the Race to Photograph the Story of the Century"


Wrestling With His Angel: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln Vol. II, 1849-1856

Dear Members,

I am pleased to announce that author Nicholas Pistor will be addressing our upcoming dinner meeting on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. He will discuss his latest book, a behind-the-photographs story of two media pioneers who raced to capture the story of the century: the assassination of our nation's 16th president.

They took the most memorable photographs of the Civil War. Now their long rivalry was about to climax with the spilled blood of an American president--an event that would usher in a new age of modern media.

Mathew Brady and Alexander Gardner were the new media moguls of their day. With their photographs they brought the Civil War--and all its terrible suffering--into Northern living rooms. By the end of the war, they were locked in fierce competition.

Brady, nearly blind and hoping to rekindle his wartime photographic magic, and Gardner, his former understudy, raced against each other to the theater where Lincoln was shot, to the autopsy table where Booth was identified, and to the gallows where the conspirators were hanged. Whoever could take the most sensational--or ghastly--photograph would achieve lasting camera-lens fame.

The photos they took electrified the country, fed America's growing appetite for tabloid-style sensationalism in the news, and built the media we know today. I look forward to sharing your company on April 18 for my inaugural meeting as president of The Lincoln Group of New York.

LOCATION: NYC Seminar and Conference Center (located inside the historic Masonic Lodge)
71 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010

TIME: 5:30 Reception
6:30 Dinner
7:30 Program

COST: $55.00 per member
$75.00 per non-member

To Reserve Your Place: Dinner Reservation Form