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artist engraver publisher copyrighter


The black and white engraving depicts President Abraham Lincoln walking through a crowd with his son, Tad, in Richmond, Virginia. The crowd is made up of white and black spectators who cheer as the President walks through the street. The engraving was enclosed in a brown wooden frame (which featured a sticker inscribed with the number 20) but was removed for preservation. The engraving has a vertical tear along its top and features light foxing in the upper two corners.


Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1866


7 15/16 X 9 3/4 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

ink on paper


Recto, below image: Drawn by L. Hollis / Ent'd accdg to Act of Congress by B.B. Russell & Co. in the Clerks Office of the Dist Ct of the Dist of Mass in the year 1866. / Eng by J.C. Buttre / ABRAHAM LINCOLN ENTERING RICHMOND, APRIL 3D. 1865 / PUBLISHED BY B.B. RUSSELL & CO. BOSTON


Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Richmond (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Work Type

Engraving (print)




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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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Abraham Lincoln Entering Richmond, April 3d. 1865



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