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ATPM 7.01
January 2001

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Stephen Hosmer · April 30, 2004 - 10:31 EST #1

Does anyone know anything about the "Gum Tree" that is outside of Ford threate in Washington DC. I am looking for information that might have been written about it.
Lee Bennett (ATPM Staff) · April 30, 2004 - 13:08 EST #2
Stephen - on's site, I found:

"There's no gum allowed in Ford's Theatre, so hundreds of visitors have stuck their chewed up wads on an unfortunate elm outside the theatre. As colorful as it is icky, the gum tree is certainly worth marveling at in person."

There's a picture (albeit not a good one) on this page.
Billy Hatching · April 14, 2005 - 22:05 EST #3
is this the actual fords theatre because i've seen different pictures of it and this doesn't look any thing like all of the other pictures... like one said that the booth that lincoln was shot in was over the odiance and the stage was square and in this picture he is ovet the stage and the stage is round with more stuff on it.. so i just wanted to know if this is the real fords thatre or if this is just one of the theatres that people had just taken a picture of and sent it into the fords theatre thing and said that his is the actual theatre...
Lee Bennett (ATPM Staff) · April 14, 2005 - 22:43 EST #4
Billy - yes, this actually is the real Ford Theatre. In spite of being the historical landmark that it is, the theatre has remained in use for active productions. Therefore, the stage dressing may vary from photo to photo as the crew change it for each theatrical production.

The booth in which Lincoln was sitting, however, is largely unchanged, and may very well be slightly over the audience if the stage had not been extended at the time I shot this photo. But it was not entirely over the audience back then because historical accounts tell us that Booth jumped out of the, uh, booth and onto the stage, injuring himself in the process.
Selena · January 9, 2006 - 09:54 EST #5
Thanks for the pic^_^ I'm doing a report on it^_^
Danielle · April 24, 2007 - 09:45 EST #6
I remember seeing the theatre in 8th grade. . . i was 13. . . and I was in complete awe. It was one of the best things i've ever seen!
Eric Garcia · April 21, 2008 - 15:28 EST #7
So this isn't a diorama it's a real picture?
Lee Bennett (ATPM Staff) · April 21, 2008 - 17:15 EST #8
Eric - this most certainly is an actual picture I took back in the Fall of 2000.
Stephen A · September 23, 2008 - 19:42 EST #9
Did they listen to music in here also or just watch plays?
Lee Bennett (ATPM Staff) · September 23, 2008 - 21:12 EST #10
Stephen - that's the type of question you should research on sites more in tune with studying history rather than a Macintosh-oriented e-zine that happens to provide monthly desktop pictures. Perhaps you can ask Ford's Theatre staff yourself.
Atheed · March 31, 2009 - 09:32 EST #11
Hey, I was wondering, do you remember which play this set was for? If you do, could you say, and give a brief description of it?
ATPM Staff · March 31, 2009 - 14:50 EST #12
Atheed - you're not very familiar with Google or Wikipedia are you. Just a few seconds with either would've produced the answer for you:

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