1. Creator/Author:
  2. E.B & E.C. Kellogg (12)

Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States

Creator:
F.P. Whiting, E.B & E.C. Kellogg
Location:
Connecticut, Hartford County, Hartford; New York; Illinois, Cook County, Chicago
Origin Date:
1865-1866
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 13 15/16 in x 9 15/16 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.1540
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This color print features a bearded Abraham Lincoln seated at a three quarter view with his head facing slightly to his left. He wears a dark jacket and vest, along with a white button-down collared shirt and black bow tie. He is positioned in the middle of a wreath, covered with black ribbon, white ribbon, and red white and blue ribbon. A dove sits in a green leaf nest on the wreath above Lincoln's head, holding a branch with leaves in its mouth. A matching set of leaves is beneath Lincoln on the wreath, and is held together with a separate red white and blue ribbon that says "Justice, Liberty, Equality" in block letters. The words "Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States." appear in two lines at the bottom of the print, with "Born February 12, 1809. Died April 15, 1865." in a third line at the bottom. Notary Public Frank E. Thatcher's seal is stamped in the bottom left corner of the paper. The following is written in ink on the reverse side: "This is from the collections given to her coachman, Wm. P. Brown, by Mrs. Abraham Lincoln in 1866" (Wm. P. Brown's signature is beneath the text.) "The signatures are genuine" (Frank E. Thatcher's signature is beneath the text.) There is a stamp beneath Thatcher's signature that reads, "Notary Public, Muskegon County, Mich. My commission expires Aug. 13, 1933"