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Rare full-figure black ink silhouette of President Lincoln, probably executed from life, on verso of an early Hardin County, Kentucky, document with association to one of Lincoln?s boyhood friends
Full-figure silhouette of a bearded President Abraham Lincoln, left hand appearing to be in his jacket pocket, facing left. Drawn on the verso of an 8? x 13? sheet of laid watermarked paper bearing an 1806 Elizabeth Town, Hardin County, Kentucky legal document signed by Abisha Ashcraft. Folds. Tear in upper left blank edge. Edges slightly frayed. Light soiling, mostly on document side with light show-through at Lincoln?s left foot. Overall, in fine condition. Abisha Ashcraft (1780-1839) later served as a private on the roll of Capt. Edward Rawlings?s Company of Infantry, Col. Nicoholas Miller?s & Col. Benjamin Wright?s Regiment, Kentucky Militia, in the War of 1812. Benjamin Shacklet, one of the names in this document, was married to Abisha?s sister, Elizabeth. Abner Ashcraft, also mentioned, was Abisha?s brother. While the silhouette is not dated, it is possible that it was drawn from life since it is recorded that a number of Kentuckians visited Lincoln in the White House and it is possible tha
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