The Nation's Martyr - Original steel engraved print by Currier and Ives of Abraham Lincoln facing slightly toward viewer’s right. Published just after the President was Assassinated. 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. Housed in protective sleeve, measures approximately 18" x 14" actual 13 3/8 x 9 3/8".
Inventory Number: POL 026