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Currier & Ives [Color print depicting Abraham Lincoln]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02132.01 Author/Creator: Currier & Ives Place Written: New York, New York Type: Print Date: 1860 Pagination: 1 lithograph : col. ; 45.9 x 34.5 cm.

Summary of Content: The caption underneath this print describes Lincoln as the Republican candidate for sixteenth President of the United States. A red drapery serves as a backdrop for this oval-shaped print. Published by Currier & Ives. Note along the bottom of the image reads "Entered according to Act of Congress in the Year 1860 by Currier & Ives, in the Clerks Office of the District Court for the Southern District of N.Y."

Background Information: Nathaniel Currier operated several printing agencies before becoming business partners with James Merritt Ives. Former names of Currier's printing businesses include Currier & Stodart, and N. Currier, Lithographer. Lincoln was nominated ...as the Republican candidate for President in May 1860. See More

People: Currier & Ives, fl. 1857-1907
Currier, Nathaniel, 1813-1888
Ives, James Merritt, d. 1895
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PresidentElectionArt, Music, Theater, and FilmPoliticsRepublican PartyGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: Lincoln

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