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#27 - Abraham Lincoln

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Original hand-drawn black ink silhouette of Lincoln standing in a distinguished full-length profile pose with his hand in his jacket pocket, on the reverse of a legal document, one page, 8 x 13, February 14, 1806. Intersecting folds passing through the drawing, and a bit of show-through and dampstaining to top and bottom edges, otherwise fine condition. The document is from Elizabeth Town, Hardin County, Kentucky, and signed at the conclusion by Abisha Ashcraft. Lincoln was born in Hardin County,and lived there with his family until the age of eight. An anecdote about Lincoln and Abisha Ashcraft’s nephew, Jimmie, is related in 1921’s The Boyhood of Abraham Lincoln by J. Rogers Gore and Austin Gollaher. One day the young Ashcraft threw a stone at Lincoln’s dog, Honey, because ‘the dog’s ugly and I wanted to hear him holler.’ Lincoln responded by saying, ‘Well, I am ugly too. Next time you want to hit somebody ugly, hit me; I’ll know why you hit me; Honey doesn’t.’ A contest of strength ensued which Lincoln won, and Jimmie admitted defeat: ‘I can’t whip him and I won’t throw any more rocks at his dog.’ With this close personal association and the general rarity of full-figure silhouettes of Lincoln, this is a decidedly unique piece. RR Auction COA.

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