Abraham Lincoln Print (unsigned) / Typed Letter Signed.


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From Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA (Galena, IL, U.S.A.)

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This Dayton, Ohio commercial artist became the foremost artist interpreter of Abraham Lincoln and his circle, illustrating every facet of Lincoln's life in various media over several decades; he authored and/or illustrated several Lincoln books, such as the 1963 classic "Lincoln in Photographs: An Album of Every Known Pose" (with Charles Hamilton). Unsigned print, 11½" X 14½", n.p., n.y. Fine. Pristine ink-and-wash black-and-white print depicting a young buffed Lincoln with rolled-up sleeves in the foreground shopping down a rotting old tree in which a young raccoon is stuck on a limb; a howling dog looks up at the 'coon from below; woods and a large wood-frame building fill the background. Titled along lower margin Abe in Athens / A True Incident." Accompanied by a nice Typed Letter Signed from Ostendorf, 1p, 8½" X 11", Dayton, OH, 1969 April 22. Addressed to noted Lincoln/Civil War scholar Arnold F. Gates (1914-93). Near fine. On pictorial "Lincoln Picture Studio" letterhead, Ostendorf chats cordially about various Lincoln matters, including a custom Lincoln portrait. In part: "I finally finished a Lincoln portrait for you. I do hope you like it. It is an original, that is, a piece of art especially for you, and the only one of its kind. If for any reason you are not pleased with it, I will be glad to do another pose for you. Just return it, and I will try again! If you are satisfied, the agreed $25,00 will be okay. For others the price would be more, about $50. for a line ink drawing. Yes, I fully realize that artist get get $500,00 and more for magazine covers. On occasion I have been paid that much for full cover cover art. However, when the subject is to my liking, it is more of a pleasure to draw, and I enjoy doing things for my friends and for worthy institutions." Signed simply "Lloyd" in black ink. Bookseller Inventory # 37519

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Title: Abraham Lincoln Print (unsigned) / Typed ...

Binding: Soft cover

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MWABA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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