The Lincoln Image: Abraham Lincoln and the Popular Print

The Lincoln Image: Abraham Lincoln and the Popular Print

by Harold Holzer, Gabor S. Boritt, Mark E. Neely, Jr., Mark E. Neely
     
 

"The Lincoln Image documents how popular prints helped make Lincoln's a household face, deliberately crafting the image of a man of the people, someone with whom an ordinary American could identify. Featuring the work of Currier and Ives, John Sartain, and other artists and printmakers, this illustrated volume pairs original photographs and paintings with the prints… See more details below

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"The Lincoln Image documents how popular prints helped make Lincoln's a household face, deliberately crafting the image of a man of the people, someone with whom an ordinary American could identify. Featuring the work of Currier and Ives, John Sartain, and other artists and printmakers, this illustrated volume pairs original photographs and paintings with the prints made from them. That juxtaposition shows how printmakers reworked the original images to refine Lincoln's appearance. In several prints, his image replaces those of earlier politicians (the nineteenth-century equivalent of being "airbrushed in"); in others, a beard has been added to images that originally appeared clean-shaven." "Focusing on prints produced in Lincoln's lifetime and in the iconographically important months immediately following his death, The Lincoln Image also includes wartime cartoons, Lincoln family portraits (most of which appeared after the assassination), and renderings of the fateful moment of the shooting at Ford's Theatre. In addition to discussing the prints themselves, prominent Lincoln scholars Harold Holzer, Gabor S. Boritt, and Mark E. Neely Jr. examine the political environment of the nineteenth century that sustained a market for political prints, showing how politics offered spectacle, ritual, and amusement to a nation without organized sports and with only a rudimentary entertainment industry."--BOOK JACKET.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252069840
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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