New York: Henry & William Vought, 1865.
Uncolored lithograph. Sheet measures 18.25" x 22.25"
This commemorative patriotic lithograph by Henry and William Vought was issued following President Lincoln's assassination in April 1865. The portraits of each appear on the two sides with the Declaration of Independence below Washington and the Emancipation Proclamation below Lincoln. In the center is Columbia, the allegorical female personifying Liberty, is dressed in classical garb and a Phrygian cap, holding a laurel wreath above both men.
The two portraits are surrounded by vignettes that depict scenes from the lives of Washington and Lincoln. These include the Boston Tea Party, the singing of the Declaration of Independence, and the Yorktown surrender one the side of Washington. Lincoln is surrounded by scenes from the firing on Fort Sumter, Progress - the Monitor encountering two wooden ships, and his arrival in Richmond. Liberty's right foot rests on a Lion, while an eagle is seen behind her left leg, with the cannons of war and the broken shackles of slavery surrounding them.
Toning and repairs to margin. Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1865 by Henry & William Vought. Printed by Chr. Kimmel & Forster.