ABRAHAM LINCOLN. (UNTITLED)

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Alexander Gardner


Abraham Lincoln. (untitled)

Engraving c.1870
Plate size 9 x 5 7/8" (22.7 x 15 cm)
Good condition. B/W
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 98206
Price: $95.00
Publisher :
A scarce small portrait of President Lincoln that is based on the Alexander Gardner photograph that was taken in 1863, (0-73).

This finely engraved untitled portrait gives no indication as to who published or engraved it. It is printed Chine-colle, or tissue paper applique. The quality of the engraving reminds this writer of a bank note engraving.

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.
18th-19th Century Subjects , Portraits , Abraham Lincoln