1. Creator/Author:
  2. I.D. Boyce (2)

The Centenary of Abraham Lincoln's Birth

Creator:
I.D. Boyce, O.H. Oldroyd
Location:
Washington, D.C.
Origin Date:
1908
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 35 in x 28 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.1560
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This print is a commemorative poster celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth. This print features one hundred photographs of Abraham Lincoln from the collection of Lincoln collector Oldroyd H. Osborn of Washington, D. C. The border on the left side of the photographs consists of illustrations of Lincoln's various homes from the birthplace cabin to the White House. Between the illustrations are quotations from various well-known Lincoln speeches. The border on the right side of the photographs consists of illustrations of important buildings in Lincoln's life from the Capitol Building in Washington, D. C. to the Lincoln Monument in Springfield, Illinois. Again, between illustrations are more quotations from Lincoln speeches. In the margin below the photographs is the information about the photograph collection and the publisher. "100 photographs from the collection of Osborn H. Oldroyd, Washington, D.C." is printed on a banner at the bottom of the image with the dates 1809 and 1909 printed before and at the end. "Copyright 1908, by O.H. Oldroyd" and "Photo by I.D. Boyce" appears just below the photographs. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum