Lithograph from May. 1, 1865

The Apotheosis

  • Full Title

    The Apotheosis

  • Description

    This carte-de-visite memorial card shows George Washington welcoming Lincoln into heaven with a laurel wreath. There is a shaft of light above the Presidents' heads with angels visible inside. The caption reads: "Washington & Lincoln-(Apotheosis.) Stamped on the back is the phrase: "Joseph Ward, Looking Glasses and Picture Frames 125 Washington St. Boston." The card was most likely produced in the period shortly following Lincoln's assassination.

  • Source

    80.0392

  • Rights

    Use of this item for research, teaching and private study is permitted with proper citation and attribution, as defined here. Reproduction of this item for publication, broadcast or commercial use requires written permission. For permission, please contact the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum of Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN.

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  • Cite this Item

    Joseph Ward, Looking Glasses and Picture Frames 125 Washington St. Boston. "The Apotheosis ". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed June 24, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/240