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Theory. Practice. Effect.

Creator:
unknown
Location:
unknown place made
Origin Date:
1865-1867
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 9 in x 14 3/16 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.0133
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This cartoon depicts three separate portraits: George W. L. Bickley, Head of the Knights of the Golden Circle; John Wilkes Booth, the Assassin; and President Abraham Lincoln, the Martyr President. The three men are featured in separate boxes horizontally across the page; Lincoln's portrait is draped in black mourning cloth. Bickley is shown from the waist up, facing the viewer's left. Booth is in profile to the right, a hand in his coat. Lincoln's bust is shown in profile to the right as a memorial. Each portrait is labeled at the top, starting from the left, "Theory. Practice. Effect." Part of The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum