Civil War: Abraham Lincoln

painting of Abraham Lincoln with the US Capitol building while under construction in the background

Artist: Mark Hess
Art director: Richard Sheaff
First day of issue: June 29, 1995

Acrylic on canvas

Two well-known photographs of Lincoln served as the basis for this portrait of the 16th president. The background shows the U.S. Capitol as it appeared in the 1860s; the stormy skies suggest the turbulence of Lincoln’s life during the Civil War.

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