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New Willard Hotel paper doily

Creator:
unknown
Location:
Unknown place made
Origin Date:
1955-1960
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 10 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.2478
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This paper lace doily promoted the New Willard Hotel in Washington, D. C. In the center of the doily is an etching of President Abraham Lincoln and the following text: "Abraham Lincoln...greeted the cheering crowds at his First Inaugural, from the balcony of his room at The Old Willard Hotel. Famous for his stories, Lincoln ws just as famous for his nightly apple-eating ritual; he had his apple even during emergency meetings. We hope you will enjoy sharing in the Lincoln tradition at The New Willard Hotel. H. P. Somerville, Managing Director." Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum