1. Creator/Author:
  2. Amalgamated Lithographers of America (3)

Lincoln's First Draft of the Gettysburg Address

Creator:
Queens Lithographing Co., Robert Fawcett, Amalgamated Lithographers of America
Location:
New York, Long Island City
Origin Date:
1961
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 18 1/4 in x 11 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.1037
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This colored lithograph features a reproduction of Abraham Lincoln's handwritten draft of the Gettysburg Address. At the end of the page is the additional information "Written in Washington (ink) and completed at Gettysburg (pencil)." The typed version of the speech appears on page 2, and on page 3 in front of a tan-colored background on which appears the handwritten version without corrections of the Address is a full-length portrait of President Lincoln done from a painting by Robert Fawcett. On page 4, in addition to the publisher's information, there is explanatory text concerning the six original copies of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum