Creator:
Carl Regehr, Gregg-Moore Lithographing Co., Illinois Commission, New York World's Fair
Location:
Illinois, Cook County, Chicago
Origin Date:
1964
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 23 in x 30 in
Item ID:
71.2009.083.1219
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This broadside printed on heavy woven paper features the text of President Abraham Lincoln's speech given at the dedication of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on November 19, 1863. Above the title is a quotation [from Ralph G. Newman]: "The immortal words of Abraham Lincoln at the Gettysburg battlefield, November 19, 1863, on the occasion of the dedication of the National Military Cemetery. These classic remarks have, in the intervening century, become accepted throughout the world as the greatest affirmation of our democratic form of government." In the center of the page is "a reproduction, actual size, of the copy of the Gettysburg Address, in President Lincoln's handwriting, now owned by the Illinois State Historical Library." Placed on both sides of the reproduction is the typed text of the speech in several foreign languages printed in various colors. From left to right the languages are Hebrew, Japanese, Greek, French, German, Spanish, Russian, and Latin. Printed in the lower corners are the publisher's and copyright information. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum