1. Creator/Author:
  2. Charles Desilver (1)

Abraham Lincoln as a father

Creator:
G. Gumpert, P. S. Duval & Son, Charles Desilver
Location:
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Origin Date:
1865
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 10 7/8 in x 9 1/16 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.0320
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This is a colored lithograph of President Abraham Lincoln with his youngest son, Tad, done from a photograph taken of them on February 9, 1864, in Washington, D. C. Lincoln is seated in a chair facing to the right of the image. The chair is covered in red fabric and the arms and back are ornately carved wood. Tad is standing behind the left arm of the chair. Lincoln holds a book of portraits in his lap and both are looking down at the album. There is a red curtain behind Lincoln. Print running along the curved edge of the image reads "Charles Desilver Publisher Philadelphia Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1865. by G Gumpert in the clerks office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsyl. P.S. Duval & Son Lith." The title on the second line reads "Abraham Lincoln as a father." A facsimile signature is in the lower right corner, "Yours truly, A. Lincoln" In pencil on the back reads "M39" in upper middle near the edge. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum