A toast by Abraham Lincoln on August 3, 1837. Long Nine
banquet scene with six (6) other members of the Long Nine, which
consisted of two State Senators and seven State Representatives.
Lincoln standing, giving a toast. Standing, left to right, are Representative
Dan Stone and Lincoln. Seated, left to right, are Representative
Ninian W. Edwards (Lincoln's brother-in-law who looked a lot like
Lincoln), Representative William Elkin (front left), Representative
Robert L. Wilson, Representative Andrew McCormick, and Senator Archer
G. Herndon. Senator Job Fletcher and Representative John Dawson
could not attend.
a great celebration. The mirror in the rear of the picture shows
the heads of the some 100 guests and a rear view of Lincoln's head,
as a more mature man, as if seeing him in the future (by the artist).
These 9 legislators averaged over 6 feet tall ~ Long Nine. The banquet
was held on the second floor of the Colonel Matthew Rogers Store
on Main Street in Athens, Illinois. Researched by Dr. Wayne Temple.
This is one of four
produced to be referred to as the Long Nine Museum Collection.
was described in James Hickey's book, The Three R's in Lincoln's
Life. It was also described in the memories of grandson of Henry
Rogers Abe in Athens.
and wash 16" x 11.5" on artist board