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Framed print of George Washington
Framed print of George Washington
Resource Typeimage
TitleFramed print of George Washington
Coverage / Year1840 to 1870; Antebellum Springfield, IL
DescriptionWood and papier mache oval frame. Molded flowers at compass points. Remnants of scallop molding on rim, contains portrait of George Washington. He wears a dark suit with white shirt and high collar. He holds a sword in his left hand. L 18" x W 16".
InterpretationIn Frank Leslie's drawings of the Lincolns' front parlor, oval portraits are visible above the mantle but the subjects are not clear. To recreate the accurate appearance of the parlor, a set of portraits of President & Mrs. Washington were chosen. Mr. Lincoln admired Washington and referred to him in his 1861 farewell address to his friends in Springfield: "I now leave, not knowing when, or whether ever, I may return, with a task before me greater than that which rested upon Washington." For the full text of the speech see
Lesson Plans / ThemesAmerican Communities in History; Antebellum Society and the Civil War; How we learn about communities;
Learning Standards16 History; 25-27 Fine Arts
Author or CreatorUnknown
SourceDonated by Jane Logan Brown, Springfield, IL
Subject / KeywordsPrint; Art; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Antebellum; Papier mache; Washington, George, 1732-1799; President
Collection PublisherLincoln Home National Historic Site
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statement
Resource IdentifierLIHO 170
CONTENTdm file name89012201662003_170.jpg
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