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A. Lincoln

Creator:
H.W. Smith, Sc.
Location:
Massachusetts, Suffolk County, Boston
Origin Date:
Unknown
Materials:
paper, print
Measurements:
overall: 15 1/2 in x 12 1/2 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.0016
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This print depicting President Abraham Lincoln from the shoulders up and facing the viewer's left was done from a photograph taken of him on January 8, 1864. He wears a dark suit, vest, bow tie, and white collared shirt. His hair is parted on his left and combed over; he wears a beard. Minute crosshatching is used on the plate to build up tones for the print. The portrait is centered on a gray rectangle with notched, decorative corners. The engraver's name, "H.W. Smith, Sc." is printed below, as well as Lincoln's facsimile signature and the printer's name, "S. Walker, Boston." Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum