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Print from original ink and wash by Ostendorf 1983

Click Picture for Larger View14-1-31 Print from Original

Subject: Abe Lincoln, the Postmaster, delivering mail on the Post Road in New Salem area.

This ink and wash was commissioned by Phil Wagner to be used to promote a fund raiser for the D.E.A.F. Association (hearing disabled). The ink and wash was used on the cover of a Special Edition of the book, Abraham Lincoln, The Boy - The Man, authored and illustrated by Ostendorf. For the 150th anniversary of Lincoln as a postmaster, 500 copies were printed.

A 22 mile pilgrimage was made from New Salem to Athens, IL to Springfield, IL to honor Abe, the Postmaster. President Reagan sent a letter to be carried over the Post Road to help draw attention to this worthy cause. The Springfield Postmaster was presented with this Presidential letter.

Researched by Dr. Wayne Temple.

Original: Ink and wash 11" x 14" on artist board $1350.00


8.5" x 11" Print

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