1. Creator/Author:
  2. Dean Cornwell (1)

Proclaiming Thanksgiving

Dean Cornwell
unknown place made
Origin Date:
overall: 14 in x 11 in
Item ID:
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
Fine Art


This color print, done from an original painting by Dean Cornwell in 1938, features a bearded Abraham Lincoln positioned at a slight three quarter view with his head pointed down. He wears a dark jacket and vest, along with a white collared shirt and black bow tie. Lincoln holds a blue ink pen in his right hand, and his arm is raised as though he is inspecting a document he is about to sign. Lincoln sits in front of a blue, white, and tan background, with a diamond pattern on the blue portion. "Proclaiming Thanksgiving" is printed below the image, with "by Dean Cornwell, 1938, from the private collection of Lincoln National Corporation." just below that. "252/500" is written in pencil in the lower left corner. The following is printed in larger font below the image: "Let every one play the part (each) can play best - some speak, some sing, and all halloo." - Quote from Abraham Lincoln in a letter to William H. Herndon, June 22, 1848 from "The Lincoln Treasury" Thank you for the part you played with the Lincoln Advisor Funds