Death of President Lincoln, The Nations Martyr - Inventory Number: PRI 088
Steel engraving "Death of President Lincoln. At Washington, D.C. April 15th. 1865. The Nation's Martyr." Currier & Ives, 1865.
Currier & Ives had much success with issuing "rush" prints of important events of the nineteenth century, which provided one of the few sources of graphic depictions for the general public. This is a fine example of this sort of print, depicting President Lincoln lying on his death bed surrounded by officials and family.
A separately issued print by “America’s printmakers.” From 1834 to 1907 the firm of Nathaniel Currier and (after 1856) Currier & Ives provided for the American people a wide and varied gallery of prints for the new mass market of middle class society. The firm was the most successful American popular printmaker, issuing over 8,000 different prints. Their success was the result of their good business sense and their accurate instincts of what the American public wanted. Their images have become classics, capturing the life and times of nineteenth century America.
Nice house in period frame. Frame measures 20 5/8 x 18 3/8".
Inventory Number: PRI 088