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Wonderful Civl War Magazien Premium of "The Children's Portrait of Abraham Lincoln"
Item #: A2456
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Here is a great piece of history about Abraham Lincoln. This image that is known as "The Children’s Portrait of Abraham Lincoln”. From 1865 until 1875, there was a newspaper like publication with a military theme known as "The Little Corporal". During The Little Corporal’s first year, an engraving of Abraham Lincoln and his son, Tad, was offered as a premium to subscribers. The small mezzotint—page size was 6.5 inches high and 4.25 inches wide—was made from a Matthew Brady photo created in 1864. The engraved image is nice and clear and displays superbly. In the image, the President leafs through an album of Brady’s photos, as Tad looks on. This is the only contemporary image of Lincoln wearing his glasses. Such premiums were an inducement to subscribers to pay in advance. At a time when subscribers often received issues long after their subscriptions had run out, editors sometimes resorted to clever ploys in order to persuade subscribers to pay what they owed. This one comes beautifully framed in a period frame and is ready to hang on your wall.


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