Portrait of Abraham Lincoln

Description
This portrait of Lincoln was produced shortly after his death. The title printed below the image reads "Abraham Lincoln/ the Nations Martyr/Assassinated April 14th, 1865/New York Published by Currier & Ives 152 Nassau St."
Currier & Ives published about a dozen variants of this portrait to commemorate the martyred president. Like many prints of Lincoln, they were based on a photograph made in the Mathew Brady studio in 1864. They depict Lincoln facing either left or right, with minor changes in costume details and the part of his hair. Given the number produced, this image clearly had signficant meaning for a mourning nation.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
print
Object Type
Lithograph
printer
Currier and Ives
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 37 cm x 27 cm; 14 9/16 in x 10 5/8 in
ID Number
GA*24287
catalog number
24287
accession number
323560
subject
Art
Communications
Politics
Mourning
Abraham Lincoln
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Abraham Lincoln
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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