Abraham Lincoln: The Nation’s Martyr, Currier & Ives

D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Black and white bust portrait of Abraham Lincoln facing slightly toward viewer’s right.

Before his assassination, Lincoln was often the focus of political cartoons criticizing his performance as a politician and president. Lincoln’s untimely death, however, redefined his status in the mind of the American public. Once caricatured for his lanky appearance, Lincoln was reverently depicted as a national martyr in this portrait. Currier & Ives ultimately published over 70 images of the slain president.

Object Creator
Currier & Ives (American, 1834-1907)
Object Creation Date
10 ½ x 8 ½ inches
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds
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