1. Creator/Author:
  2. Max Rosenthal (12)

Abraham Lincoln

Creator:
Max Rosenthal, James E. McClees
Location:
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia
Origin Date:
1908
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 27 7/16 in x 20 5/8 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.1638
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This lithograph done after a photograph taken in June, 1860, in Springfield, Illinois, features a beardless Abraham Lincoln positioned at a three quarter view with his head directed to his left. Lincoln wears a dark jacket and vest, along with a white button-down collared shirt and black bow tie. The cord for his eyeglasses can be seen extending from the right collar of Lincoln's shirt down to disappear behind the left side of his vest. There is a great deal of shadow on Lincoln's face and shirt. Lincoln sits in the center of a wreath with an American flag at the top with an eagle and shield, and a palm branch at the bottom. A partially covered piece of paper with the words "Emancipation Proclamation" sits on top of the branch while the bottom of the paper comes out from under the leaves; a facsimile of Lincoln's signature is at the bottom of the paper. It appears as though the wreath sits atop a mantle with "Abraham Lincoln" carved beneath it. A ribbon with "With Malice Toward None WIth Charity For All" sits below that intertwined with a shield and smaller wreath. The larger border features small placards with the 36 states that were established at the time, with Pennsylvania, Virginia, Massachusetts, and New York as larger pieces in the four corners. There is a drawing of what appears to be the 1860 Lincoln life mask under the print in the bottom left corner. "The 1st proof of the plate" is written in pencil in the bottom right corner. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum