Friday, August 17, 2018
News: Page (1) of 1 - 03/13/12 Email this story to a friend. email article Print this page (Article printing at page facebook
Gettysburg gift store pulls Booth bobblehead dolls
Gettysburg park visitor center pulls Lincoln assassin bobblehead dolls from bookstore shelves
By The Associated Press

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) ' Bobblehead dolls of the man who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln have been pulled from sale in Gettysburg National Military Park's visitors' center.

Dolls of John Wilkes Booth with a handgun were taken off bookstore shelves Saturday, a day after a reporter from Hanover's The Evening Sun newspaper asked about them.

Gettysburg Foundation spokeswoman Dru Anne Neil said Tuesday the dolls were available only for about a week before the park superintendent, the foundation president and the bookstore manager decided they shouldn't be for sale.

Confederate sympathizer Booth killed Lincoln at Ford's Theater in Washington in April 1865, as the Civil War was ending.

The Kansas City, Mo.-based manufacturer says the Booth dolls are a top seller and more are being produced. The doll has a big head attached to the body by a spring so it bobbles.

Page: 1


Our Privacy Policy --- About The U.S. Daily News - Contact Us - Advertise With Us - Privacy Guidelines