1. Creator/Author:
  2. Golden & Sammons (5)

The Nation's Friend

Creator:
F.P. Whiting, E.B & E.C. Kellogg, Golden & Sammons
Location:
Illinois, Cook County, Chicago
Origin Date:
1865
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 16 3/16 in x 12 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.1853
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This hand-colored lithograph commemorates the life and death of President Abraham Lincoln. It features a marble monument on which a female allegorical figure stands with books and scrolls behind her. The inscription on the monument is as follows: "In memory of Abraham Lincoln. Born February 12th, 1809. Inaugurated president, March 4th, 1861. Issued the Proclamation of Emancipation, January 1st, 1863. Reinaugurated president, March 4th, 1865. Assassinated, April 14th, 1865. Died April 15th, 1865, in the 57th year of his age." On the base of the monument is the inscription "The Nation's Friend." The Capitol dome is visible in the background. A large willow tree with the trunk entwined with ivy is to the viewer's right in the image. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum