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24 Rare Lincoln Commemorative Prints

Lloyd Ostendorf, Phillip H. Wagner
Illinois, Sangamon County, Springfield
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overall: 12 in x 9 in
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Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
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Fine Art


a. This envelope holds 24 black and white commemorative prints depicting the artist's idea of events in the life of Abraham Lincoln while he and his family lived in Springfield, Illinois. The prints are reproductions of original art by Lloyd Ostendorf of Dayton, Ohio. Below the title and artist's name located at the top of the envelope is a statement of content: "A portfolio of historically accurate artwork depicting the life of Abraham Lincoln, the husband and father, at Christmas in his home at 8th and Jackson, Springfield, Illinois (1860) and the White House, Washington, D.C. (1861)." An illustration of Abraham and Mary Lincoln standing across the street from their house with the two younger boys running toward it is featured on the envelope. In the lower right corner of the image is the artist's signature and date handwritten in blue ink. The publisher's information is in the lower margin below the image. b. Printed on peach-toned paper this is the same image as that printed on the envelope. "Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln are Returning Home from Church, Sunday, Dec. 9, 1860. Willie and Tad Run on Ahead." c. This is the same image as above printed on white heavy-weight textured paper. d. "Postmaster, Abe Lincoln, Delivering Christmas Mail in New Salem, Illinois, 1834." e. "Abe Lincoln with His Axe in the Woods Sees a Deer, Christmas, Springfield, Illinois, 1839." f. "Abe Lincoln, with Tad and Willie Cutting a Christmas Tree, Springfield, Illinois, 1859." g. "Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Lincoln Invited to Governors Mansion Christmas Party, Springfield, Illinois, 1859." h. "Mr. Lincoln Reading to Tad and Willie, Christmas, Springfield, Illinois, 1860." i. "Abe Lincoln and His Dentist, Amos French, Christmas, Springfield, Illinois, 1860." j. "Abe Lincoln Pulling Tad and Willie on Their Sled, Springfield, Illinois, 1860." k. "Abe Lincoln, with Tad on the Horse, Willie in Front of Decorated Lamp Post on the Streets of Springfield, Illinois, 1860." l. "Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln Taking Tad and Willie for a Family Sleigh Ride, Springfield, Illinois, 1860." m. "Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln Caroling OUtside the Lincoln Home with Willie and Tad, Springfield, Illinois, 1860." n. "Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln Hanging Their Christmas Wreath on Their Front Door, Springfield, Illinois, 1860." o. "Abe Lincoln Carries Tad Piggyback While Willie Carries the Christmas Wreath, Springfield, Illinois, 1860. p. "Mr. Lincoln with Willie and Tad at the Family Christmas Tree, Springfield, Illinois, 1860." q. "Mr. Lincoln, Willie and Tad Hanging Stockings on the Fireplace, Springfield, Illinois, 1860" r. "Lincoln, Willie and Tad Coming Down the Stairway in the Lincoln Home, Christmas, Springfield, Illinois, 1860." s. "Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln Watching Willie and Tad with Toys, Springfield, Illinois, 1860." t. "Mr. Lincoln Giving a Gift to Mrs. Lincoln with Willie and Tad Looking on, Springfield, Illinois, 1860." u. "Mr. Lincoln Reading to Willie in Front of the Home Window While Tad Plays with Toys, Springfield, Illinois, 1860." v. "President Lincoln with Tad and Willie in Front of a Toy Store, Christmas, Washington, D.C., 1861." w. "President Lincoln Carrying a Christmas Wreath, Willie Walking and Tad Riding, Washington, D.C., 1861" x. "President Lincoln Carrying a Cut Christmas Tree with Willie and Tad, Washington, D.C., 1861." y. "Lincoln Family Christmas Morning, Tad on Chair Opening Presents, Washington, D.C., 1861." z. "President Lincoln, Tad and Willie in Front of the Marble Fireplace in the White House, Washington, D.C., 1861."