1. Creator/Author:
  2. The Foundation Press, Inc. (4)

The Pageant of a Nation

J. L. G. Ferris, The Foundation Press, Inc., David S. Muzzey
Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland
Origin Date:
overall: 16 1/4 in x 12 1/2 in
Item ID:
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
Fine Art


a) The color print inside the envelope features a bearded Abraham Lincoln standing while holding a rope that also holds a very large American flag. His left arm is extended up in to the air. Lincoln wears a dark jacket, pants, and vest, along with black shoes, a white collared shirt, and black bow tie. The chain of a pocket watch is visible. Lincoln's coat and top hat sit on a chair behind him. He stands on a stage with people standing behind him as well as in the audience below. b) This is a brown paper envelope with "No. 35 The Pageant of a Nation by J. L. G. Ferris Master Painter of Scenes from American History" printed at the top of folder. "Lincoln at Independence Hall 1861 Historical Application David S. Muzzey, PH. D. Graduate Professor of American History, Columbia University" is printed just below that. The text in the center is a description of Lincoln's presidential campaign tour. Information about the work is presented with various questions for younger and older pupils. The reverse side of the folder is a "Character Application" That describes the image with an emphasis on the American flag pictured. The bottom gives a list with "Some Suggestions For Special Uses of This Picture." Note: above measurements reflect those of the print. Measurements of envelope: 16 1/4 in x 12 1/2 in