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Print of Abraham Lincoln, the Lincoln Home and horse
Print of Abraham Lincoln, the Lincoln Home and horse
Resource Typeimage
TitlePrint of Abraham Lincoln, the Lincoln Home and horse
Coverage / Year1865; Middle Victorian, Springfield, IL
Description"Mr. Lincoln, Residence and Horse/In Springfield, Illinois... On His Return". Lincoln on horseback, riding black horse, in front of home, waves top hat to crowd of well-dressed people. From SW corner. Lincoln's picture is based on reverse of photo taken Feb. 9, 1864. L 22" x W 17 1/4".
InterpretationThis is supposed to depict Lincoln returning from the Lincoln-Douglas debates in 1858 but there are several mistakes--Lincoln is wearing a beard which he did not have until 1861 and he usually rode in a carriage to and from the debates. He also appears to be leaving, not returning.
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 CreatorKurz, L.
SourceTransferred from Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, Washington, D.C.
Subject / KeywordsLincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Springfield; Election; 1864; Lithograph; Print; Horses
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 6764
CONTENTdm file name45337201662003_6764.jpg
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