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A. Lincoln

Creator:
John M. Evans
Location:
unknown place
Origin Date:
1930
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 18 in x 11 1/2 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.0978
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This engraving features a half-length portrait of President Abraham Lincoln done from a photograph taken of him on February 5, 1865, in Washington, D. C. President Lincoln is shown facing the viewer and seated beside a table on which he rests his left elbow. He holds a pencil in his right hand and his eyeglasses in his left. Lincoln was fidgeting a bit while posing so that the pencil and the eyeglasses came out blurred in the original photograph. The engraving was printed on a cream-colored background. The artist's handwritten signature and the date are just below the right corner of the image. A facsimile Lincoln signature is printed in the bottom margin. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum