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Framed print of George Washington
Framed print of George Washington
Resource Typeimage
TitleFramed print of George Washington
Coverage / Year1840 to 1870; Antebellum Springfield, IL
DescriptionWood and papier mache oval frame. Molded flowers at compass points. Remnants of scallop molding on rim, contains portrait of George Washington. He wears a dark suit with white shirt and high collar. He holds a sword in his left hand. L 18" x W 16".
InterpretationIn Frank Leslie's drawings of the Lincolns' front parlor, oval portraits are visible above the mantle but the subjects are not clear. To recreate the accurate appearance of the parlor, a set of portraits of President & Mrs. Washington were chosen. Mr. Lincoln admired Washington and referred to him in his 1861 farewell address to his friends in Springfield: "I now leave, not knowing when, or whether ever, I may return, with a task before me greater than that which rested upon Washington." For the full text of the speech see http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/lincoln/speeches/farewell.htm
Lesson Plans / ThemesAmerican Communities in History; Antebellum Society and the Civil War; How we learn about communities;
Learning Standards16 History; 25-27 Fine Arts
Author or CreatorUnknown
SourceDonated by Jane Logan Brown, Springfield, IL
Subject / KeywordsPrint; Art; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Antebellum; Papier mache; Washington, George, 1732-1799; President
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 170
CONTENTdm file name89012201662003_170.jpg
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