1. Creator/Author:
  2. Lloyd Ostendorf (72)

A Cloudy Overcast . . .

Creator:
Lloyd Ostendorf
Location:
Dayton, Ohio
Origin Date:
1965
Materials:
paper, pen and ink
Measurements:
overall: 14 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.0652
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This is a political cartoon featuring Abraham Lincoln, dressed in his signature black suit with top hat and carrying a cane, only now he is wearing a cloak over his suit. He seems to be walking quite briskly, and looks over his shoulder behind him as if to reassure his safety. Lincoln walks across a disproportionately sized globe, in which one stride allows him to cross the span of an entire country. His left foot is surrounded by a cloud in which is written "Civil War 1865", and his right foot is surrounded by a another cloud in which is written "Civil Rights 1965". The background is dark, suggesting ominous weather. The title is written in blue pencil in the upper margin. Above the title appears to be a previous title, which was partially erased and partially crossed out. The artist signed his name along the right middle edge of the drawing. The year in which it was made, 1965, is written in blue pencil in the bottom proper left corner. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum