1. Creator/Author:
  2. O. O. Bowers (2)

Dauntless Plumbing & Electric Co. advertisement

Creator:
O. O. Bowers, Dauntless Plumbing & Electric Company
Location:
Connecticut, Branford
Origin Date:
1930-1950
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 10 in x 8 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.2507
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This print featuring a calligraphic portrait of President Abraham Lincoln is an advertisement for the Dauntless Plumbing & Electric Company, possibly located in Connecticut. The artist formed the portrait using the text of President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address with darker ink for the hair, beard, and outlines. The calligrapher's name is below the portrait. Printed below in the lower margin is the publisher's information. This advertisement is an example of the Lincoln name and/or image being used to promote positive feelings toward a company or a product. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum