OUR MARTYR PRESIDENTS. / GEN. JAMES A. GARFIELD. / BORN NOV. 19, 1831 DIED SEPT. 19, 1881 / "GOD'S WILL BE DONE, I AM READY IF MY TIME HAS COME." / ABRAHAM LINCOLN. / BORN FEB. 12, 1809 DIED APRIL 15, 1865. / "I HAVE FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT, I HAVE FINISHED MY COURSE, I HAVE KEPT THE FAITH."

New York: published by Haasis & Lubrecht, 44 Vesey St. [1881]. Copyright by Charles Lubrecht. "Agents Wanted." Color lithograph, 34 1/2 x 27 in. The central images are portraits of James Garfield (a 3/4 profile) and Abraham Lincoln. These are flanked by scenes of their assassinations on the left, and scenes of the presidents on their death beds on the right, with caption titles. The print has been archivally deacidified, with losses and tears in-printed, then lined with Japanese paper. Item #60350

Printmakers Haasis & Lubrecht specialized in "incident-rich tributes," according to McNeely & Holzer's book "The Union Image: Popular Prints of the Civil War North" [UNC Press: 2000]. They produced maps as well as pictorial images of Civil War generals and political leaders in the second half of the 19th century.
OCLC lists two variant copies: Harvard [slightly larger at 90 cm., published by Charles Lubrecht only]; Indiana Hist. Soc. [Garfield's portrait, and the vignettes surrounding Lincoln's portrait differ from the copy offered here].

Price: $4,500.00

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