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Young Abraham Lincoln driving a team of oxen

Creator:
Fletcher Ransom
Location:
Unknown place made
Origin Date:
1930-1940
Materials:
oil, canvas
Measurements:
overall: 49 in x 60 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.0703
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This painting depicts Abraham Lincoln as a youth walking next to four oxen on his family's farm in southern Indiana. Young Abe is holding a walking stick. His father, Thomas Lincoln, is behind the oxen guiding a wooden plow. The trees in the background are showing fall colors. There are a few tree stumps in the foreground and a log cabin in the background. Part of The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum