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Gugler, Henry. Abraham Lincoln Lithograph


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Gugler, Henry. Lithograph, 1869, 29″ x 23″ (approx) unframed.

Shortly after Lincoln’s assassination, many artists sought to commemorate the fallen President with paintings, statues and other forms of portraiture.

John H. Littlefield, a campaign worker for Lincoln during the election of 1860, commissioned Gugler, then a vignette engraver for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, to create an engraving from which prints could be created and sold. After two years of labor, the largest life-size engraving of our sixteenth president was produced. The image on the two-by-three foot steel plate, and the prints made from it, capture the distinguished look of one of our nation’s most cherished leaders.

The work was a career achievement for Gugler, who went on to form one of Milwaukee’s largest printing houses, Gugler Lithographic Company in 1878. Milwaukee is still very proud of her native son; retaining the original plate at the Milwaukee County Historical Society.

Margins are trimmed with minor edge wear and minor edge chipping, backed and mylar wrapped.

(Photographed through mylar)