Creator:
Lloyd Ostendorf, Long Nine Museum Collection
Location:
Illinois, Athens
Origin Date:
1960-1970
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 14 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.1175
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 walking while reading the book he has open in his right hand. He holds three more books in his left hand. A log cabin, split rail fence, and trees are seen in the background. The text at the bottom of the image reads "New Salem, Illinois, 1831-1837. Student, store keeper, surveyor, soldier, riverman, legislator, post master." The list includes many of the occupations Lincoln had while living in New Salem before he obtained his license to practice as an attorney. From the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum