1. Creator/Author:
  2. E.B. & E.C. Kellogg (8)

Death of Abraham Lincoln

Creator:
E.B. & E.C. Kellogg, F. P. Whiting
Location:
Connecticutt, Hartford County, Hartford
Origin Date:
1865
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 12 7/8 in x 16 5/8 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.1809
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This lithograph depicts the artist's version of the many visitors to President Abraham Lincoln's deathbed in the Petersen house early in the morning of April 15, 1865. This unique version shows the bed in the center of the image with President Lincoln facing the viewer. Surgeon Stone is seated on the right edge of the bed with his back to the viewer and facing Surgeon General Barnes who is holding a pocket watch in his left hand. Robert Todd Lincoln, oldest son of the president, is shown standing at the head of the bed weeping into a handkerchief. Fifteen other visitors are shown standing around the bed. Their names are identified in the lower margin just beneath the image: Mr. J. Ulke, Mr. Colfax, Postmaster Dennison, Mr. Farnsworth, Mr. G. Welles, Young Petersen, Chief Justice Chase, Mr. Peterson, Charles Sumner, Robert Lincoln, Surgeon Stone, Rufus F. Andrews, Surgeon General Barnes, Gen. Meade, Surgeon Crane, Gen. Halleck, Mr. Stanton, and Mr. Safford. The title and publisher's information are also printed in the lower margin. For more information on other Lincoln deathbed prints with various numbers of visitors present, see Lincoln Lore, number 1517, July, 1964. Copy and paste the following URL into a browser to read the issue online: https://archive.org/details/assassix00linc Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum