1. Creator/Author:
  2. E.J. Post (1)

The Father and the Preserver of our Country

E.J. Post
New York, New York
Origin Date:
overall: 14 7/8 in x 19 in
Item ID:
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
Fine Art


This gray-toned print depicts two portraits of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in oval-shaped frames in the center of the image. Above their portraits is an eagle with wings spread, and the title of the piece, "The Father and the Preserver of our Country" is below that. "The Father" part is above Washington's portrait, and "The Preserver" is above Lincoln's. Underneath their portraits is a woman (Lady Liberty?) wearing a toga, holding an American flag in one hand and a sword in the other. To her PR is an African American boy freed of shackles who opens his arms and throws his head back. To her PL at her feet is a scroll reading the "Emancipation Proclamation". On the far PR is an allegorical figure of Justice who wears a blindfold and holds a sword in one hand. To the PL is another allegorical figure who holds a frond and has a cornucopia by her leg.