This Piece Has Found a Home at the National Portrait Gallery

Often we are asked where a piece we carried is now.  This question is all the more interesting when these documents reach institutions.

This year, we had the pleasure of handling a Currier and Ives print from 1860, a pro-Lincoln satire, "The National Game: Three 'Outs' and One 'Run'; Abraham Lincoln Winning the Ball".  In this famous piece, the election is compared to a baseball game in which Lincoln has defeated John Bell, Stephen A. Douglas, and John C. Breckinridge. In addition to serving as an important moment in Lincoln’s life and the course of American history, this piece is also an early reference to baseball as the "national game."

So where is this now?  The item was acquired from us by the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, where it now resides.

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