Nov 25, 2014 - Sale 2368

Sale 2368 - Lot 164

Price Realized: $ 7,020
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500
(LINCOLN, ABRAHAM--PRINTS.) [Maurer, Louis; artist?] The National Game. Three "Outs" and One "Run." Abraham Winning the Ball. Lithograph, 13 1/4 x 17 3/4 inches; 2-inch closed tear extending into caption, mat toning, laid down on linen, loss from mounting along top edge, other minor wear. (TFC) New York: Currier & Ives, 1860

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Lincoln is depicted as a victorious baseball player, holding a ball and a railroad tie as a bat, while defeated candidates Bell, Douglas, and Breckinridge look on. 1860 was the year baseball stepped forward as the national sport, and this was Currier & Ives's first baseball-themed print. No copies in OCLC. Peters, Currier & Ives 1660 and pages 86-87; Reilly 1860-42.