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Abraham Lincoln Visits Hartford, 1860
1947
Draftsman:Drawn by HH Art Studios Inc. , American
Drawing; ink and gouache with graphite on white wove paper mounted to board
Primary Dimensions (height x width): 14 1/2 x 21 3/8in. (36.8 x 54.3cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Richard Koopman and Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Schiro
Description: Drawing of two men in a carriage. Both men are holding top hats in their laps. One of the men is meant to be Abraham Lincoln. A group of men, called the Wide Awakes, marching alongside the carriage, are wearing hat and cloaks, and carrying torches. There is a store in the background with a sign reading, "GERSHON FOX FANCY GOODS".
Use Note: Original drawing number 7 of a series of 53 done for G. Fox & Co.'s 100th Anniversary. The drawings appeared in The Hartford Courant as full size advertisements on Sundays from December 29, 1946 to December 29, 1947. The drawing was later published in a book: G. Fox & Co. A Century in Connecticut. Hartford, 1948, p.7.
Inscription: Hand-written in ink along lower margin, "Abraham Lincoln visits hartford: 1860".
Object Number: 1980.93.36
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