Thomas Nast's Original "Lincoln Death" Print
This is a dramatic 1865 illustration by Thomas Nast paying tribute to the recently assassinated Abraham Lincoln. The image shows Columbia in tears and in prayer over the casket of the dead president. The Casket has the simple label of "Lincoln". The name is surrounded by shimmering stars, symbolic of Lincoln's success in uniting the Union. To the left of the casket, a Union soldier can be seen praying and crying. To the right a Union Sailor doing the same. The nation was was in mourning over the lost president, and this Nast image captures the somber grieving of a grateful nation. It is Thomas Nast's timeless memorial to
Abraham Lincoln's Death.
Thomas Nast "Lincoln" (Click on Image for Enlarged View)
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