Sep 27, 2018 - Sale 2486

Sale 2486 - Lot 124

Price Realized: $ 1,250
Show Hammer Price?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
PERHAPS THE LAST PRINT OF LINCOLN PUBLISHED DURING HIS LIFETIME (PRINTS--SECOND TERM.) Grand Reception of the Notabilities of the Nation at the White House 1865. Lithograph, 19 x 23 3/4 inches; spot-mounted to modern board, mat toning, moderate foxing, minor edge wear. New York: Frank Leslie, 1865

Additional Details

This print was created as a premium for a new family magazine, Frank Leslie's Chimney Corner, and copyrighted on 8 April 1865. It imagines Lincoln greeting notable Americans at a grand White House reception. Flanked by Mrs. Lincoln and Vice President Johnson, Lincoln presides over a crowd of hundreds including cabinet members, General Grant and Sherman (who were still quite occupied with the war at this point), and many more. The print was given to any purchaser of the magazine's first two issues, but the key was not included until the 4th issue to encourage subscribers. By that point, Lincoln was gone, and a pirated version of this print had appeared as "Lincoln's Last Reception." Lincoln Image, pages 144-146.