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Museum in Gettysburg yanks John Wilkes Booth bobblehead from shelves

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  • John Wilkes Booth as a bobblehead doll.

    John Wilkes Booth as a bobblehead doll.

    You might want to look on Ebay for a bobblehead doll of John Wilkes Booth, because a museum store in historic Gettysburg, PA isn’t selling them anymore.

    The assassin who killed Lincoln can be seen holding a pistol. The connection with Booth is that Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg address speech at the civil war site, home to one of the bloodiest battles of the war.



    The item was on shelves for a week, but after a reporter asked questions about the doll, a foundation spokesperson said it was inappropriate.

    “The item was inappropriate, and we should pull the item from the shelves,” says Gettysburg Foundation spokeswoman Dru Anne Neil.

    The doll is sold by Kansas company BobbleHead LLC, who makes other famous bobbleheads including Sarah Palin, the late North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il, and Osama bin Laden.

    The Wilkes Booth model sold for $20 a pop, and the company made 250 dolls.

    The firm is working on a new prototype of Mother Teresa at the moment.


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