1. Creator/Author:
  2. Isa Barnett (1)

The Pictorial Autobiography of Abraham Lincoln

Creator:
Ralph G. Newman, Isa Barnett, John Morrell & Co.
Location:
Illinois, Cook County, Chicago
Origin Date:
1962
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 14 1/2 in x 11 5/16 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.1651a-n
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

a) This is a folder entitled, "The Pictorial Autobiography of Abraham Lincoln," and features a bearded Abraham Lincoln on the cover. Lincoln wears a dark jacket, white collared shirt, and black bow tie. The inside left cover features a quote from Lincoln, as well as a brief dedication to Lincoln written by the editor Ralph G. Newman. b) This is a small booklet inside the larger folder that is a descriptive text of all of the individual images of Lincoln's life. There is a drawing of the statue of the Lincoln Memorial above the title on the front cover. c) The first of 12 color prints features a young Lincoln on his boyhood farm walking with his sister Sarah and parents in the background. The title of the print is, "There I Grew Up." d) This print features a beardless Abraham Lincoln on a flat-boat to New Orleans standing among other men working on the boat. The title of the print is, "A Hired Hand Merely." e) This print features a beardless Abraham Lincoln working as Postmaster in New Salem. The title of the print is, "New Salem Years." f) This print features Lincoln atop a horse riding through the streets of Springfield when he first began practicing law. The title of the print is, "I Had Studied Law." g) This print features a beardless Lincoln sitting at a table with other men while they are being served drinks by a waiter. The title of the print is, "Resolve to Be Honest." h) This print features a beardless Lincoln on a stage during the Lincoln-Douglas Debates. Lincoln sits in a chair toward the back while Douglas stands in front giving a speech. The title of the print is, "If I Should Never be Elected." i) This print features a beardless Lincoln addressing a crowd of supporters as he stands at the back of a train before it departs from Springfield to Washington, D.C. The title of the print is, "Here I Have Lived." j) This print features a bearded Lincoln seated at a table with his wife Mary while their three sons stand around them. The title of the print is, "Was Married to Mary." k) This print features a bearded Lincoln seated at a table in the War Department Telegraph Office reading dispatches from the battlefields of the Civil War. The title of the print is, "What Do You Know of the Enemy?" l) This print features a bearded Lincoln standing on a hill overlooking soldiers' tents at the Antietam battlefield. The title of the print is, "Have Cause Yet to Rejoice." m) This print features a bearded Lincoln standing among white crosses in a cemetery at Gettysburg. The title of the print is, "We Here Highly Resolve." n) This print features a bearded Lincoln giving his second inaugural address with his cabinet members and others behind him. The title of the print is, "A Just, and a Lasting Peace." It is noted on each print that each is a "painting from the original Morrell Calendar Series." The prints are tucked inside a frame that is attached to the right inside cover. The folder also includes an order form to "re-order blanks for Lincoln Pictorial Portfolio." Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum