Creator:
Lloyd Ostendorf
Location:
Ohio, Dayton
Origin Date:
1973
Materials:
paper, pen and ink
Measurements:
overall: 14 in x 11 1/2 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.0646
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This drawing is a political cartoon depicting a somber portrait of President Abraham Lincoln with a background of clouds. He is looking down on a cemetery filled with crosses marking soldiers' graves. On the cross of the most forefront grave is hung a soldier's helmet typical of those used in the Vietnam war. The graves continue into the horizon until they are no longer discernible. The landscape depicts a tropical envrionment with palm trees also suggesting Vietnam. The artists' signature and date are in the lower right corner. The title is handwritten in blue pencil in the top margin and was taken from President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum