Selections from the White House Collection
ISBN: 978 1 85759 544 4
Size: 172 x 120 mm / 4.75 x 6.75 in.
In association with: White House Historical Association
Date published: March, 2009
UK £6.95 /US $9.95
- Will appeal to anyone interested in Lincoln and the White House, and what can be learned about his life and accomplishments from the White House collection
- Showcases items in the White House collection of fine and decorative arts that are of historical significance and relevance to this president and his presidency
- One of the first titles in a series of books produced with the White House Historical Association on the American Presidents as represented in the White House collection
Of the thousands of historic images associated with Abraham Lincoln and his presidency, perhaps the most dramatic and beloved are found in the White House collection. The Gettysburg Address, Mathew Brady’s photographs of Lincoln with Tad, the bedroom furnishings purchased by Mary Todd Lincoln and the poignant images of Lincoln’s casket in the East Room are focal points of Scala’s new 4-fold edition, celebrating the White House collection of paintings and objects identified with the 16th President. This fully illustrated book presents a special collection of images selected from the White House archives and collections of fine and decorative arts to help mark the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth, which was celebrated in 2009.