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Description

The object is a pencil rubbing of the inscription that appears on the largest chime of the bells located at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. The bells were dedicated by Mary Lincoln Isham, Abraham Lincoln's granddaughter, in honor of her late grandfather, who attended church there in the years before his death. The rubbing is enclosed in a white protective cover.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

2002

Measurement

14 X 18 inches (cover)

Materials and Techniques Display

rubbing (transferring techniques)

Inscription

recto, in rubbing: TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN MEMORY OF / ABRAHAM LINCOLN / WHO WORSHIPPED IN THE CHURCH / WHILE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES / THIS SET OF BELLS WAS / PRESENTED BY / MARY LINCOLN ISHAM / FEBRUARY 12, 1929 / NEW YORK AVENUE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH / WASHINGTON, D.C. recto, below rubbing: Presbyterian Church Bell Rubbing, 2002

Creation Location

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

Work Type

rubbing (visual work)

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

5193

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.

Presbyterian Church Bell Rubbing, 2002

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