Chromolithograph, 26.25 x 19.5 in. (sight), matted and framed, 36.5 x 29.5 in. "My Jewels." A colorfully illustrated Grand Army of the Republic and Women's Relief Corps form with a printed portrait of Abraham Lincoln at top center, "GAR" and "WRC" prominently displayed below, printed portraits of Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman flanking text reading, "My Jewels," illustrated Civil War scenes throughout, corps badges presented in a line near bottom, and a poem printed at bottom center. Featured to the right and left are two large laurels surrounding blank text lines in which a GAR member might fill in his name, company, regiment, state, brigade, division, corps, and other information about his service.
The Mr. & Mrs. Jack L. Smith Collection of Lincolniana
One of several selections from the collection of Mr. & Mrs. Jack L. Smith of South Bend, Indiana. Inspired by his wife Pat, an antique dealer, Jack began collecting photographs of Abraham Lincoln in 1959, and over the years expanded his interests to include Lincoln-related engravings, books, ephemera, and art, eventually amassing one of the most extensive collections of Lincolniana in existence. Items from the collection now reside at several museums and historic sites, including at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, and Indiana Historical Society, which acquired the Jack Smith Lincoln Graphics Collection of over 750 images in 2003.
Provenance:The Mr. & Mrs. Jack L. Smith Collection of Lincolniana
Item appears to be in good condition, with a few very minor creases throughout. Not examined outside of frame.
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