1. Creator/Author:
  2. Lincoln National Life Insurance Company (73)

Address Delivered at the Dedication of the Cemetery at Gettysburg

Creator:
Lincoln National Life Insurance Company
Location:
Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne
Origin Date:
1960-1980
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 13 1/2 in x 5 3/4 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.2003
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This print features a reproduction of the handwritten text of President Abraham Lincoln's speech given at the dedication of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on November 19, 1863. An explanatory note on the back states, "Five different original versions of the Gettysburg Address are extant. This version of thirty-seven lines was first reproduced in 1864 in a volume entitled 'Autograph Leaves of Our Country's Authors.' It represents President Lincoln's final judgment as to the content of the address. It is generally known as the Fifth Draft, but it is sometimes designated as 'the standard version.' Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum