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Creator Role

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Description

The decorative bowl depicts Abraham Lincoln as a rail splitter. The scene features Lincoln standing among a pile of wood with his proper left foot positioned on a rail with an ax raised over his proper right shoulder. A floral design appears around the object�s rim.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1940s

Measurement

5 1/2 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

transfer printing on ceramic

Inscription

at bottom: HISTORICAL AMERICA / LINCOLN AS A RAIL / SPLITTER, 1834 / HOMER LAUGHLIN CHINA CO / MADE IN U.S.A.

Creation Location

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

Work Type

bowl (vessel)

Class

glassware & ceramics

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.

Related Source

See item # 3995.

ID

2387

Current Location

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

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

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

Abraham Lincoln Rail Splitter Bowl

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