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Framed print of allegorical scene
Framed print of allegorical scene
Resource Typeimage
TitleFramed print of allegorical scene
Coverage / Year1850 to 1870; Middle Victorian, Springfield, IL
Description"The Voyage of Life - Youth." Artist's print by Thomas Cole. Engraved by James Smillie and published in Boston by L.A. Elliot, 322 Washington St. Poem stanza is found on each side of the title. Scene depicts an angel waving farewell to youth in gondola-type vessel. Youth looks to celestial palace in the sky. H 21" x W 26 1/2".
InterpretationTaken from an original Cole painting that was part of a series depicting the various stages of life in an allegorical fashion. A later photo of Lincoln's bedroom shows the first print in the series ("Voyage of Life-Childhood") on the wall but it was not available so another in the series was acquired.
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 CreatorCole, Thomas; Smillie, James; Elliot, L.A.
SourcePurchased from The Old Print Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Subject / KeywordsLincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Art; Print; Decor; Decoration; Cole, Thomas
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.
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Resource IdentifierLIHO 1439
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