1. Creator/Author:
  2. Economics Press (1)

Economics Press, Inc. advertisement

Creator:
Economics Press
Location:
New Jersey, Fairfield
Origin Date:
1976
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 22 3/8 in x 15 5/8 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.2508
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This poster features an illustration of Abraham Lincoln standing with his right foot on a stool and leaning his right elbow on his right knee. He holds a cloth in his right hand and the caption reads, "When asked if it were true that he polished his own boots, Abraham Lincoln replied: 'Whose boots did you think I polished?'" Below the caption in larger heavier black font is the admonition "Whatever needs doing, do it with pride!" The publisher's information is in the lower left corner of the poster. A note in the lower right corner of the poster directs the viewer to see the order form and price schedule on the reverse side of the panel. A note in the upper left corner of the poster informs the viewer that the illustration is full size and that the actual posters are printed on heavy white poster stock. This advertisement is an example of the Lincoln name and/or image being used to promote the consumer's positive feelings toward a product. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum