1. Creator/Author:
  2. Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Americanization Department (6)

Gettysburg Address print by Veterans of Foreign Wars

Creator:
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Americanization Department
Location:
Washington, D. C.
Origin Date:
1920-1930
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 12 in x 10 7/16 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.2049
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This print features the text of President Abraham Lincoln's speech given at the dedication of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on November 19, 1863. At the top center of the print is a head and shoulders portrait of President Lincoln done from a photograph taken of him on February 9, 1864, in Washington, D. C. At the head of the text is a note just under the title reading, "Facsimile of Lincoln's Autographic Copy of the Gettysburg Address, made by him for the Soldiers' and Sailors' Fair at Baltimore, in 1864. The text of the speech is in two columns. The publisher's name and logo appear in the center of the lower margin. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum