ABRAHAM LINCOLN, : THE NATIONS MARTYR. : ASSASSINATED APRIL 14TH 1865.

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Abraham Lincoln, : The Nations Martyr. : Assassinated April 14th 1865.

Lithograph, 1865
Medium Folio - image size (vignette) 14 3/4 x 12 1/4" (375 x 311 mm).
Fair condition, several short tears in the margins. In this particular impression, Lincoln's eyes have been hand-colored blue.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 61844
Price: $1,200.00
Publisher : New York, pubd. by Currier & Ives, 152 Nassau St.
A portrait of the martyred President, issued shortly after his death.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) American statesman and lawyer and 16th president of the United States (1861-1865). Lincoln is remembered as one of the greatest Presidents to serve the country for having led the nation through the American Civil War, the country's greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. He succeeded in preserving the Union, abolishing slavery, bolstering the federal government. He was assassinated at Ford’s Theatre in Washington by John Wilkes Booth.

“With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.” Abraham Lincoln, 2nd inaugural address, March 4, 1865.
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