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Gettysburg Store Pulls Bobblehead of Booth

Lincoln assassin even held a little gun
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 14, 2012 11:50 AM CDT
Gettysburg Store Pulls Bobblehead of Booth
John Wilkes Booth, non-bobbling.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – The gift shop at the Gettysburg Museum has had second thoughts about selling a novelty item some thought was a little tasteless: a bobblehead doll of John Wilkes Booth, complete with miniature gun. Museum officials pulled the dolls after the local Evening Sun wrote about them. The museum isn't saying much, but doll-maker BobbleHead is unapologetic. "We've made probably over a million bobbleheads and this is the first time it ever happened," says an exec. "So why change course? We've done Osama bin Laden." See the Sun link for an image of the doll. (Read more John WIlkes Booth stories.)

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