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Art Print, commemorating the celebration and creation of a "National day of thanksgiving" by Abraham Lincoln in 1863
Art Print, commemorating the celebration and creation of a "National day of thanksgiving" by Abraham Lincoln in 1863
Resource Typeimage
TitleArt Print, commemorating the celebration and creation of a "National day of thanksgiving" by Abraham Lincoln in 1863
Coverage / Year1864; Mid-Victorian, Springfield, IL
DescriptionBlack ink collage on newsprint of Civil War scenes, with center vignette of Lincoln receiving accolades from soldiers. Drawn by Thomas Nast. Titled "Thanksgving Day November 24, 1864." In center is large drawing of Abraham Lincoln shaking the hands of a soldier and a sailor who are staluting him with their hats. The soldier tramples the "Stars & Bars" flag marked "CS." Large group stands around them incl. Lincoln's Cabinet members, and a black woman holding a baby.
InterpretationImage commemorates the celebration and creation of a "National day of thanksgiving" by Abraham Lincoln in 1863, which evolved into our modern Thanksgiving Day holiday.
Lesson Plans / ThemesAmerican Communities in History; Antebellum Society and the Civil War; How we learn about communities
Learning Standards16 History
Author or CreatorNast, Thomas
Other ContributorsLincoln, Abraham
SourcePurchased from The Railsplitter Auction, New York, NY.
Subject / KeywordsLincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Nast, Thomas, 1840-1902; Civil War; Thanksgiving
Collection PublisherLincoln Home National Historic Site
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See http://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statementhttp://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc/conditions.htm
Resource IdentifierLIHO 10258
CONTENTdm file name2813120962003_10258.jpg
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