1. Creator/Author:
  2. Theodore Roosevelt (2)

Abraham Lincoln: an Address by the President of the United States of America Delivered at Lincoln's Birthplace

Creator:
Theodore Roosevelt, Collier's Weekly
Location:
New York, New York
Origin Date:
1909
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 21 1/4 in x 14 3/4 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.2408
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This poster features the text of the address given by President Theodore Roosevelt at the birthplace of President Abraham Lincoln in Hodgenville, Kentucky, on February 12, 1909, the hundredth anniversary of Lincoln's birth. The title is at the top followed by the text of the speech printed in two columns with President Roosevelt's facsimile signature at the end. A decorative gold border surrounds the title and text. On the reverse side in landscape orientation in the upper right corner is printed, "Collier's Lincoln Number, February 13, in Two Sections. Section Two." In the center of the left half of the page is an illustration in an oval frame of the Lincoln Memorial Hall designed by John Russell Pope which will provide protection for the restored log cabin in which President Lincoln was born.. The text below the illustration explains the funding plan for the building. On the right half of the page in the center is an illustration of President Lincoln's birthplace log cabin in an oval frame. The text below the illustration presents the program given in celebration of the Lincoln centennial at the end of which President Roosevelt laid the cornerstone of the new building. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum