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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.
 

Abraham Lincoln Casket

Thomas Nast "Lincoln"  (Click on Image for Enlarged View)

We hope you enjoy this complete Gallery of the Civil War works of Thomas Nast.  We have created this digital archive for the use of researchers and students of Thomas Nast.  Please remember that the digitally enhanced images are Copyright Son of the South Material.  For more information, contact paul@sonofthesouth.net .

A Note to our Readers

We created this Thomas Nast Gallery to digitally preserve Nast's Civil War work for posterity.  We are now making the original, 140 year old leafs available for a price of $250 each.  The proceeds from the sale of the material will enable us to continue to expand the material featured on our site.  Please contact paul@sonofthesouth.net if you are interested in acquiring one of these original leafs.

 

 

 

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