Subject: Young Abe Lincoln makes his second trip to New
Orleans by flatboat and stays a month, May into June, 1831.
It shows Lincoln landing at Jackson Square in New Orleans. In the
background is the old cathedral as Lincoln would have seen it, as
researched by Dr. Wayne Temple. The old church that Lincoln saw
had been burned down. The ink and wash was commissioned by Phil
Wagner for his son Phil J. Wagner to use at a convention in New
Orleans. Phil J. worked for Lincoln National Insurance Company,
and was attending a convention in New Orleans. School teachers were
the main prospects at this convention. Phil gave Lincoln National
permission to make prints and use them as handouts in their booth.
Phil furnished a framed positive, which was given to the then Lt.
Governor (1978) of Louisiana.
(1) Ink and wash, 1 1/2" x 14" on artist board $1500.00
Are Still Available
~ Donated to Louisiana Lt. Governor
(27 available) 8" x 10" $10.00 each