Print, "General Grant at The Tomb of Abraham Lincoln," 1868

Currier & Ives1868

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford

This lithograph portrays General Ulysses S. Grant visiting the temporary tomb and second resting place of President Lincoln's casket at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois. General Grant, a hero of the American Civil War, successfully ran for President in 1868 (serving from 1869 to 1877). Currier & Ives made this print the same year, serving to visually remind Americans of Grant's link with Lincoln's legacy.

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  • Title: Print, "General Grant at The Tomb of Abraham Lincoln," 1868
  • Creator: Currier & Ives
  • Date: 1868
  • Location: United States, New York, New York, United States, Illinois, Springfield
  • Subject Keywords: Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885, Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865, Oak Ridge Cemetery (Springfield, Ill.), Tombs, United States presidents, Lithographs, Prints (Visual works)
  • Type: Documents
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Print (Visual work)
  • Object ID: 38.309.1081
  • Image ID: THF11618
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Susan Stebbins Stark.