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

Lincoln and Graham

Creator:
Lloyd Ostendorf
Location:
unknown place made
Origin Date:
1982
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 14 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.1177
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This print features a young, beardless Abraham Lincoln inside of Mentor Graham's home near New Salem, Illinois. Graham was the local schoolteacher who claimed to have taught English grammar to Lincoln. He also claimed that Lincoln lived with him for about six months in 1833. In this print Lincoln is depicted walking towards Graham's bookshelf and underneath there is a quote by Graham. "When Lincoln came into our house that first time, he walked straight to my bookshelf and straight into my heart." Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum