Four people gathered around table. Identified from left to right as: Mrs Lincoln; Robert; Thaddeus and President Lincoln.
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States. He was the subject of many prints created by Currier & Ives and is seen here in a family portrait. Lincoln was a tragic and often misunderstood historical figure. Before his assassination, he was often criticized as a politician and president. With the dawn of the Civil War and the Union in peril, however, he became one of the country’s greatest heroes as he worked to save the nation. Just days after winning the country’s bloodiest war, tragedy befell the President when he was assassinated on April 14, 1865.