H.B. Hall, Diogenes His Lantern Needs No More, An Honest Man is Found! Mourning Print
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Diogenes His Lantern Needs No More, An Honest Man is Found!, Mourning Print
Diogenes holds a lantern over an oval image of Lincoln, as he grieves the loss of the President. The image is based on Anthony Berger’s photograph taken at Brady’s studio, 9 February 1864 [Ostendorf #91]. The newly finished domed capitol building is in the background, though not exact as to it’s true appearance.
A wonderful piece of mourning made shortly after the tragedy.
A 4-1/2 water stain at the top does not interfere with the imagery; chips at both upper corners; 7” closed tear goes through the title, but with no loss of letters.
Else v.g., looking better than it sounds.
LINCOLN Memorial Lithograph DIOGENES HIS LANTERN NEEDS NO MORE, AN HONEST MAN IS FOUND!_THE SEARCH IS O’ER. NY: N. P. Beers, 1865. Engraved by H. B. Hall, NY. ~15” (irregular left margin) x 20-1/4”.