1. Creator/Author:
  2. William H. Pratt (5)

Biography of Abraham Lincoln

Creator:
William H. Pratt, A. Hageboeck
Location:
Iowa, Davenport
Origin Date:
1868
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 29 7/8 in x 21 3/4 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.2629
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This lithograph features a calligraphic head and shoulders portrait of President Abraham Lincoln formed within the text of his biography. Designed and written within a decorative rectangular border by William H. Pratt, the portrait is formed by the artist using a heavier and darker ink for the hair, beard, and clothing areas and highlighting facial features. The publisher's information is in the lower margin below the border to the viewer's right. To the viewer's left is "Designed and written with a steel pen by W. H. Pratt, Davenport, Iowa." Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum