Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
Gilded plaster, wood, and glass
Overall (plaster): 7 x 5 3/8 in. (17.8 x 13.7 cm) Frame: 11 3/4 x 10 x 1 3/4 in. (29.8 x 25.4 x 4.4 cm)
inscribed: below shoulder: "Patented/S.....s 1861" paper label: on back in pen: "Medallion Portrait of President Lincoln presented to the/Metropolitan Fair by/S. Ellis Sculptor/594 Broadway"
This portrait was made in the first year of Lincoln's presidency, and was the original used for the Lincoln-Indian Peace Medal. It was presented by the sculptor to the Metropolitan Fair held in 1864 at the 14th Street Armory in New York for the benefit of the sick and wounded men of the Union Army.
Gift of Miss Lena Cadwalader Evans
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.