"Lincoln at Gettysburg, 1863" Glass Paperweight REISSUE

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"Lincoln at Gettysburg, 1863" Glass Paperweight REISSUE

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This elegant glass paperweight features "Lincoln at Gettysburg, 1863" by Artist Violet Oakley (1874-1961) from the Senate Chamber.  This 3 3/4" round paperweight is packaged in a gift box with the following inscription on the back of the box:

The mural shows President Lincoln, with head bowed after his Gettysburg Address.  A woman dressed in the black clothes of mourning, flanked by her two somber children, stares up toward the President. She has come to protest the war, which caused the death of her husband and the children's father.  The source of this representation of the Gettysburg Address is believed to be Elsie Singmaster's book "Gettysburg," in which a widow, Mary Bowman, and her two children stand and listen to Lincoln's words. The Lincoln mural is a patriotic piece of historical storytelling that represents the high ideals of the nation during critical times, but also includes pictorial reminders that the price of freedom is eternal vigilance.

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