Norman Rockwell's Lincoln the Lawyer: The Beardstown Almanac Case


Norman Rockwell's Lincoln the Lawyer: The Beardstown Almanac Case


Creator Role

issuer artist


The porcelain tile features a reproduction print of Norman Rockwell's Lincoln for the Defense (1962). In the print, Lincoln stands in front of a wooden table holding an almanac in his proper left hand and resting his proper right hand in a closed fist on a book. His appearance is disheveled; he wears a white shirt and pants with a loose tie and undone suspenders. A man in handcuffs sits with a bowed head at the table in the background. The tile was originally mounted in an open wooden frame with a velvet backing, but the tile has since become detached due to the disintegration of the adhesive. On the frame's reverse, a sticker containing documentary information may be found.


Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1982


12 1/4 X 6 inches (tile)

Materials and Techniques Display

porcelain (material)


verso: Certificate of Authenticity / We the undersigned do Certify and Affirm that this portrait on porcelain number 214 / is one of no more than one thousand in the / exclusive and singular edition of / Norman Rockwell's / LINCOLN THE LAWYER / The Beardstown Almanac Case


Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978

Work Type

porcelain (visual works)--picture frame


glassware & ceramics


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Related Source

See item # 539. See Collection Documentation Box 1, Folder 2000-2999.



Current Location

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


Mississippi State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

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Norman Rockwell's Lincoln the Lawyer: The Beardstown Almanac Case