Return To Lincoln: The Image: An American Saint
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D.T. Wiest, lithographer; William Smith, publisher. “In Memory of Abraham Lincoln.” Philadelphia, 1865. Hand-colored lithograph
An 1801 print of the saints assisting Washington’s ascension into heaven was slightly reworked to offer equal reverence to Lincoln. Admirers decorated their homes with secular images of an American afterworld in which its two heroes reigned as gods.