"The Father and the Saviour of Our Country," 1865

Summary

During the late 19th century, no one would have equated Abraham Lincoln with the most esteemed American of all time, George Washington. Opinions about President Lincoln were too divisive. But the more Lincoln was paired with Washington, the stronger his reputation grew until, by the early 20th century, Lincoln--"man of the people"--eclipsed the more aristocratic Washington in popularity.

During the late 19th century, no one would have equated Abraham Lincoln with the most esteemed American of all time, George Washington. Opinions about President Lincoln were too divisive. But the more Lincoln was paired with Washington, the stronger his reputation grew until, by the early 20th century, Lincoln--"man of the people"--eclipsed the more aristocratic Washington in popularity.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

circa 1927

Subject Date

1865

Creators

Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department 

Creator Notes

Photograph of an 1865 print.

Collection Title

General Photographs Series 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.833.48363

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen Back

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 11.125 in

Width: 7.938 in

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