Abraham Lincoln Inauguration


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Abraham Lincoln Inauguration

The illustration at right is from the January 16, 1861 edition of Harper's Weekly.  The illustration is by Winslow Homer, and is entitled, "The Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States, at the Capitol, Washington, March 4, 1861 - [From a Drawing Made On the Spot]".  You may click on the picture for an enlarged view.

Homer Lincoln Inauguration

March 16, 1861 - The Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln

This was no doubt an important assignment for Winslow Homer, and a step forward for him in his career.  The assignment of attending the presidential inauguration was no small assignment for Homer.  He executed flawlessly, creating this and the other two memorable images of the inauguration. The illustration shows the unmistakable Homer style.  Notice the 8 bayonets sticking up from the front of the crowd . . . an unmistakable Homer trademark . . . the cold steel, all at precisely the same angle.

A Note to our Readers

We acquired the images above for the purpose of digitally persevering them on this site for all to enjoy.  With the digital archive complete, we are making the original, 140 year old illustrations available for purchase.  By selling these original illustrations, we are able to acquire more material to archive on this site.  If you are interested in purchasing one of the original Harper's Weekly leafs on this page, contact paul@sonofthesouth.net The leafs are available for a price of $250 a piece, and the proceeds will go to continue to expand the resources on this site.




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