Talk:Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

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Former good article Assassination of Abraham Lincoln was one of the History good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Picture change[edit]

Someone please revert this edit [1], which changed the picture at the top of the page from the first of the pictures below (which is a feature picture here on Wikipedia) to the second (which looks to be a rather unfortunate, poorly mangled Photoshop job).

This file is likely to be the first item seen by any vistors to the page, and we ought to hold ourselves to a higher standard here. I'd revert it myself if the article weren't protected. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:304:ab23:5789:9deb:4598:388f:6632 (talkcontribs) 21:55 31 March 2013 (UTC)

Union Station reference[edit]

Union Station did not exist in Washington DC in 1865. If Grant boarded a train to Philadelphia, he probably did so at the station affiliated with the Pennsylvania Railroad system.

Picture added October 3[edit]

The picture is historically inaccurate. Booth approached the President from behind after entering through the unguarded rear door. While the President faced forward near the front of the box, Booth shot him in the back of the head from behind. Moreover, the picture is of poor quality. Donner60 (talk) 06:07, 4 October 2015 (UTC)

I agree. The picture adds nothing new to the article, other than a wished-for reimagining of the circumstances. If the engraving was placed in an article about "the media's reaction to the assassination" or "artists' interpretation of the assassination", then maybe it might work...but not here. Shearonink (talk) 14:13, 4 October 2015 (UTC)
I agree that it is inaccurate, and it is very poor quality. It adds nothing, and there is a much more accurate picture at the top of the page. Sundayclose (talk) 15:02, 4 October 2015 (UTC)
The proposed image is poor quality and confusing - it looks like the people in it are on the theater stage. Alanscottwalker (talk) 16:43, 4 October 2015 (UTC)