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Creator Role

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Description

The souvenir is made up of various objects enclosed within a wood and glass frame. The contents consists of a sheet of paper with background information and captions describing each object. The paper also features a wax seal of Lincoln's profile and Fay's signature. Another slip of paper accompanies the object that contains creator information.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1942-09-21

Measurement

5 1/2 X 7 3/4 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

glass, ink, paper, metal, wood, wax, and leaf

Inscription

recto: To Charles E. Simmons at Lincoln's Tomb Sept 21 1942 / A piece of wood from Lincoln's Springfield home / Journal Medal / Oak leaf from [?] Lincon's Tomb. recto of supplementary paper: SOUVENIR MADE UP BY HERBERT WELLS FAY, CUSTODIAN OF LINCOLN'S TOMB.

Creation Location

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

Work Type

souvenir

Class

souvenirs & novelties

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

6920

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.

Lincoln's Tomb Souvenir

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