RARE LARGE LINCOLN MEMORIAL BROADSIDE, FEATURING A WOODCUT PORTRAIT OF THE LATE PRESIDENT
(LINCOLN, Abraham). Memento Mori broadside. No place: No publisher, circa 1865. Printed broadside, measuring 10-1/2 by 14-1/2 inches; matted and framed, entire piece measures 20 by 16 inches. $2900.
Original late 19th-century printed broadside memorializing President Lincoln after his assassination, featuring a rustic woodcut after a photograph by Anthony Berger.
According to the National Portrait Gallery, "Portraiture became part of the mourning process that followed Abraham Lincoln's assassination on April 14, 1865. In the ensuing months, print publishers furnished the image of Lincoln in all guises. This simple, black-border Memento Mori recalls many Americans' first grieving response: to drape funereal bunting, crepe, and flags on doors and windows, often tucking a portrait into the decorations." This portrait within the broadside is a woodcut after a photograph by Anthony Berger. This work is included on page 151 of the bibliography—essentially a catalog/inventory list—of the Lincoln Room at the University of Illinois Library.
Slightest offsetting marks to recto, tape repairs to verso. A rare and handsome copy, beautifully framed..