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Boyhood Days of Lincoln. (An Evening in the Log Hut.)

By Eastman Johnson

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Young Abraham Lincoln reading by the light of a fire in his log cabin home.According to Prang's promotional text, "This great national picture,... is full of artistic excellencies, apart from its associations...What better picture to have constantly before the eyes of the rising generation? It teaches that in America there is no social eminence impossible to the lowest youth, who by perseverance, study, and honesty of life and purpose, shall seek to reach the ranks of the rulers of the people.

Topics: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Childhood and youth; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Homes and haunts--Indiana
Publisher: Indiana Historical Society
Year: 1868
OAI identifier: oai:images.indianahistory.org:P0406/212
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