Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

Description
During the mid-19th century, the Kellogg brothers produced a series of prints of the Presidents, which were promoted for use in educational institutions. In this half-length portrait from the 1860s, Lincoln sits upright in a red-velvet chair next to a stack of books and clutches a document, in his right hand. A green drape and a column provide a background to the portrait.
This print was produced by the Hartford, Connecticut lithographic firm of E.B. & E.C. Kellogg. Edmund Burke Kellogg and Elijah Chapman Kellogg were younger brothers of the founder of the Kellogg lithography firm, Daniel Wright Kellogg. After Daniel Wright Kellogg moved west, his two brothers took over the family lithography firm in 1840 and changed the name to E.B. & E.C. Kellogg. They were responsible for the continued success of the family firm and involved in partnerships with Horace Thayer in 1845/1846, John Chenevard Comstock in 1848 and William Henry Bulkeley in 1867.
George Whiting worked as the agent and distributor of the Kellogg brothers’ prints in New York from 1848 to 1860. In 1860, the Kelloggs closed their New York office Whiting took over the firm, selling prints until his death two years later.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1863-1865
depicted
Lincoln, Abraham
distributor
Whiting, George
maker
E.B. and E.C. Kellogg
place made
United States: Connecticut, Hartford
Measurements
image: 11 1/4 in x 8 in; 28.575 cm x 20.32 cm
ID Number
DL.60.3168
catalog number
60.3168
accession number
228146
Credit Line
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
subject
U.S. National Government, executive branch
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Data Source
National Museum of American History

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