Washington and Lincoln apotheosis print   Save
Washington and Lincoln apotheosis print
Description: In this print, Abraham Lincoln is embracing George Washington in the clouds of heaven, while Washington is holding a laurel wreath over the head of Lincoln. The caption reads, “Entered, according to Act of Congress in the year 1865, by J. A. Arthur, in the Clerk’s Office of the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Washington & Lincoln (Apotheosis) B. J. Ferris, Del. Photo. and Pub. by Phil. Pho. Co., 730 Chestnut St.” This print was produced as a commemorative work after Lincoln's assassination. The term "apotheosis" refers to the elevation of an individual to divine or holy status. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AV83_B01F14_001
Subjects: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Pictorial works; Washington, George, 1732-1799; Presidents--Death and burial
Places: Washington and Lincoln apotheosis print