photograph and drawings, Lloyd Ostendrof brings to life all the well-known
episodes, and some less well-known, that occurred during the fifty-six
years of Lincoln's life. The day he fell into Knob Creek and nearly
drowned, his experience taking cargo down the Mississippi to New Orleans
on a flatboat, and the plot to assassinate him as he and his party
made their way to Washington for the first inauguration may be less
familiar to us than Lincoln doing long division on the wooden fire
shovel. Skillfully and with the most careful attention to detail,
Lloyd Ostendrof recreates these and one hundred and fifty other events.
The brief text supplements, the illustrations and tells the facts
about each of the pictures. The authentic photographs, together with
the action drawings, provide the young reader with an accurate fascinating
panorama of the life history of one of our greatest Americans. OVER
225 drawings and photographs picturing the full life story of LINCOLN.
Author and Artist Lloyd Ostendrof is a gifted artist and photographer.
Lincoliana has been his hobby for over 50 years. The list of historical
societies to which he belongs goes on and on, as does the list of
publications to which he has contributed. Photographs from his large
CIVIL WAR collection appear in the American heritage "Picture
History of the Civil War." Since his early teens he has been
fascinated by Lincoln, and as he says, "A quarter of a century
of collecting his pictures, drawing his likeness for fun and for publication
was bound to result some day in a book. This is it."