“Lincoln At Gettysburg” was published in 1879 in connection with the exhibition of the historical painting by Albion H. Bicknell, containing twenty-one life size portraits including those of Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Benjamin Butler, Horace Greeley, Gen. McClellan, William Seward, Charles Sumner, Frederick Douglass, among others. 48 pp, 4 3/4 x 6 1/2, published by Doll & Richards Fine Art Dealers in Boston, the publication is a celebration of the exhibition, expected to be completed in 1881 and seeks subscriptions for artist’s proof, autograph proof, India print, print.
The text includes Lincoln’s famous speech and biographical sketches of the 21 men featured in the engraving who were among the 15,000 present to hear Lincoln’s famous dedication of the National Cemetery.
In small part, “On the 19th of November, 1863, a little over four months after the tide of war had been turned at Gettysburg, and the civil strife had received its death-blow on Northern ground, a great and peaceful throng gathered on the field, from which the blood stains had hardly been washed, to dedicate a national cemetery for the loyal men who had there given up their lives for their country...”
“The mild, Indian-summer day witnessed one of the most notable gatherings ever assembled in the United States, and the artist has availed himself of the opportunity presented by the occasion to group around the grand central figure of Abraham Lincoln some of the most prominent statesmen and soldiers of the war period...It would be difficult to select twenty-one men more representative of the elements, both military and civil, united in the defence of the Union...”
Wonderful Gettysburg related item.
Expected toning. Tear to back cover repaired with archival tape.
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