Metropolitan Museum of Art Acquires Saint-Gaudens Standing Lincoln

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has acquired one of only 16 known casts of Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Abraham Lincoln, the Man (Standing Lincoln), a rare, authorized reduction of the large bronze monument that the sculptor originally created for Lincoln Park in Chicago between 1884 and 1887. The Met’s 40-1/2-inch-high bronze statuette was one of a limited … Continue reading Metropolitan Museum of Art Acquires Saint-Gaudens Standing Lincoln

Jeff R. Bridgman Taking Civil War Era Flags on Tour

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the outbreak of the American Civil War, Jeff R. Bridgman, the nation’s premier antique flag specialist, will present a selection of rare and important period flags at several art and antique fairs across the country. With stops in Kent, Connecticut, Aspen, Colorado, Nantucket, Massachusetts, and Baltimore, Maryland, Bridgman will … Continue reading Jeff R. Bridgman Taking Civil War Era Flags on Tour

Abraham Lincoln Funeral Photograph Album Realizes $27,025

An album of carte de visite photographs of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession was the top-selling lot at Cowan's December 9, nearly tripling its $8/10,000 estimate by selling for $27,025. Comprised of 97 CDVs, the album featured images of three of the nine cities on the funeral route— Columbus, Ohio, and Chicago and Springfield, Illinois. While … Continue reading Abraham Lincoln Funeral Photograph Album Realizes $27,025