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Creator Role

designer printmaker commissioner

Description

The commemorative lithograph/advertisement was published by the Sangamo Insurance Company shortly after the death of Abraham Lincoln. It advertises six illustrations of areas of interest in Illinois, including Lincoln's tomb, his Springfield home, and other sites of interest. After the death of Lincoln, the nation took interest in Lincoln's life, and many companies were quick to capitalize on this newfound curiosity. This broadside is an example of the commodification of such tourism.

Description Source

Heritage Capital Corporation. Historical and Popular Culture Americana: Heritage Grand Format Auction #659. Heritage Capital Corporation, 2007

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1865

Measurement

12 3/4 X 9 1/2 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

ink on paper

Creation Location

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

Work Type

broadside

Class

ephemera

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 # 2424.

ID

55

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.

The Home & Tomb of President Lincoln Presented by the Sangamo Ins. Co.... Springfield, Ill.

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