Lincoln cuts down a 'raccoon tree' in Athens, Illinois
Depicts young Abe swinging an ax to cut down a tree with a raccoon
in it. A dog is waiting for the tree to fall to catch the raccoon
for the food and fur. The Colonel Matthew Rogers General Store and
Post Office is in the background. This is one of four prints referred
to as The Long Nine Collection. This story is documented in a book
of reminiscences by the grandson of Henry Rogers, the son of Colonel
Rogers. Henry Rogers, the proprietor of the General Store, loaned
young Abe an ax from his store to chop down a 'raccoon tree'.
of these reminiscences are a part of the Phil Wagner Lincoln collection.
Ink art work 11.5" x 14" on artist board $1200.00