Gettysburg pulls bobblehead of Lincoln assassin

Mar 14, 2012 Full story: New York Daily News 9

A John Wilkes Booth bobblehead doll, left, is seen for sale alongside a President Abraham Lincoln bobblehead doll at the Gettysburg Museum and Visitors Center Battlefield Bookstore on March 9. GETTYSBURG, Pa.

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Pink Eye

New Tripoli, PA

#1 Mar 14, 2012
In very poor taste. I'm glad that the item has been removed.
Next they'll try and sell dice and mini slot machines....how sad

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#2 Mar 14, 2012
Every bobble head resembling any movie star, historical figure and public offical should never even be made. WHAT DOES THAT SAY about how we are viewing these characters..as if their existence is or was a laughing matter through the passages of time.
Timeline

Greensboro, NC

#3 Mar 14, 2012
Could be worse. They could have been selling it at Ford's Theater.
Pink Eye

New Tripoli, PA

#4 Mar 14, 2012
Timeline wrote:
Could be worse. They could have been selling it at Ford's Theater.
true
Timeline

Greensboro, NC

#5 Mar 15, 2012
Pink Eye wrote:
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Abrham Presidential Library had them untill recently also.
Timeline

Greensboro, NC

#6 Mar 15, 2012
Woops. Meant Abraham
Rick Lynn

Kansas City, MO

#7 Mar 20, 2012
I am the artist that made the John Wilkes Booth Bobblehead.

If you would like to hear the other side of the story

http://prlog.org/11827154
AC Native

Gettysburg, PA

#8 Mar 20, 2012
Rick Lynn wrote:
I am the artist that made the John Wilkes Booth Bobblehead.
If you would like to hear the other side of the story
http://prlog.org/11827154
Thank you Mr. Lynn for providing this story. In order for history to be accurately portrayed and the entire story told we have to take the "good" in with the "bad", however we interpret it. I personally did not find the bobbleheads offensive, I just wondered "why" they would be sold at the Visitors Center. Thank you for providing that answer. I am actually acquainted with someone who is a direct descendant of John Wilkes Booth. That fact was not told to me in shame by that person, it was simply told as fact and an interesting twist to the conversation we were having at the time.
Fire Marshal Bill

Gettysburg, PA

#9 Mar 20, 2012
Rick Lynn wrote:
I am the artist that made the John Wilkes Booth Bobblehead.
If you would like to hear the other side of the story
http://prlog.org/11827154
Mr. Lynn, thanks for the info. I must say the “Bobblehead’s” are not to my taste, and I have not even thought of using them for educational purposes. If it works, it works. I know that each person, young or old, requires something different to reach them. If these items will help to interest even 10% of the buyers in history and make them want to read and learn more, I hope you sell a billion of them.

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