Catalog of the Fine Arts Collection

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Thomas Dow Jones (1811-1881), American
Abraham Lincoln, 1861
PLASTER, 32 inches high

The memory of Abraham Lincoln loomed large in American life during the Reconstruction era. For the most part, Vermonters, and the Fairbanks family in particular, were deeply patriotic, and the Civil War only reaffirmed their dedication to the Union. The presence of this bust of Lincoln in the Athenaeum’s collection is a reminder of the signal influence that the Civil War had on the nation's history.


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