Lithograph from May. 1, 1865

The Apotheosis

  • Full Title

    The Apotheosis

  • Description

    This memorial card bears an image of Lincoln being ushered into heaven by two angels, one of whom has taken him by the hand. A third angel's hand places a laurel wreath on Lincoln's head, and Washington is above Lincoln with outstretched arms. This is one of many such images popularized in the period shortly following Lincoln's assassination; Lincoln was often depicted meeting Washington in death and undergoing glorification.

  • Source

    Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum of Lincoln Memorial University

  • 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

    S.J. Ferris, Del. Photo and Pub. by Phil. Pho. Co., 730 Chestnut St. "The Apotheosis ". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed June 26, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/242