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Yours truly, A. Lincoln

Creator:
Middleton, Strobridge & Co.,
Location:
Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati
Origin Date:
1864
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 22 1/2 in x 20 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.0512
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This lithograph is a head and shoulders portrait of President Abraham Lincoln in a black oval-shaped frame. There is a decorative printed border around the portrait. Beneath the portrait there is a facsimile signature reading "Yours truly A. Lincoln." This print may have been the pose Middleton sent to President Lincoln for his approval in 1864. After incorporating Lincoln's suggestions for improvement, the company then produced their very popular chromolithograph portraits on canvas. (See numbers 71.2009.081.0526, 71.2009.081.0454, and 71.2009.081.0090 for the chromolithographs in this collection.) Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum