1. Creator/Author:
  2. Joseph Knapp (5)

Grand Reception of the Notabilities of the Nation

Creator:
Frank Leslie, Henry B. Major, Joseph Knapp
Location:
New York, New York
Origin Date:
1865
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 17 1/2 in x 21 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.1157
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This print was created as a premium for a new family magazine, Frank Leslie's Chimney Corner, and copyrighted on 8 April 1865. It imagines Lincoln greeting notable Americans at a grand White House reception. Flanked by Mrs. Lincoln and Vice President Johnson, Lincoln presides over a crowd of hundreds including cabinet members, Generals Grant and Sherman (who were still quite occupied with the war at this point), and many more. The print was given to any purchaser of the magazine's first two issues, but the key was not included until the 4th issue to encourage subscribers. To see a pirated version of this print which had appeared as "Lincoln's Last Reception." see ID number 71.2009.081.1087. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum