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Creator Role

painter publisher copyrighter

Description

The hand-colored engraving features a seated Abraham Lincoln holding a copy of the Constitution of the United States. Beneath his proper left foot are torn Southern Confederacy documents.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1862

Measurement

10 1/2 X 7 1/2 inches (approximate)

Materials and Techniques Display

hand-colored steel engraving on paper

Inscription

recto, below image, printed signature: A. Lincoln recto, below signature: Likeness from a recent Photograph from life / Johnson, Fry & Co. Publishers, New York. / Entered according to act of Congress AD 1863 by Johnson, Fry & Co. in the clerks office of the district court for the southern district of N.Y. verso, at top right corner, handwritten in pencil: 69

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

engraving

Class

Article

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

188

Digital ID

FVW_00188

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries.

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

A. Lincoln Steel Engraving

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