Abraham Lincoln Exhibit, A&I

ID: SIA2009-0441 and MAH 46625-A

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1959

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 285, Box 18, Folder: 3

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Summary

  • An exhibit on Abraham Lincoln in the Arts and Industries Building celebrates the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's birthday. On the left is a large photo of Abraham Lincoln with his left hand on the back of a chair. In the center, an exhibit case has a mannequin figure of Abraham Lincoln with his left hand on the back of a chair. An exhibit case in the left rear holds original objects.
  • A sign to the right of the image reads:
  • "A man of sorrow and acquainted with grief A man of commanding stature and almost saintly appearance Yet a man considered by many of his contemporaries to be of uncouth and grotesque proportions.
  • A man whose utterances are now engraved on tablets of stone as examples of the finest English prose Yet a man whose Gettysburg Address was considered a failure by many who heard it.
  • A man thought by his more sophisticated associates to be behind the times Yet a man who knew he was ahead of this time and who suffered his friends and enemies to revile him because he knew that they knew not what they did.
  • A humble man among proud men. A great man among lesser men."

Subject

  • Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • United States President (1861-1865 : Lincoln)
  • Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commission

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 285, Box 18, Folder: 3

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1959

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Mannequins (figures)
  • Government
  • Exhibit cases
  • Exhibitions
  • Politics
  • Political History
  • Presidents
  • United States--Politics and government
  • Presidents--Biography--Exhibitions

Place

United States

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

SIA2009-0441 and MAH 46625-A

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print

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