Lincoln On Fence
FES Title: Lincoln on fence.
Alternate Titles: One of Lincoln’s Favorite Perches was on Top of an Old Fashioned Rail Fence
[1931]; Lincoln on Rail Fence [1954]; Abe Lincoln As A Student On The Fence [1977]; Lincoln’s Favorite Perch [2001]
Date: 03/30/1927
Size: 36″H x 30″W
Medium: oil_single-prime-lincanvas
Type: illustration
Published: Madison, Lucy Foster. Lincoln. Philadelphia: The Penn Publishing Company, 1928: 68.
caption: One of Lincoln’s Favorite Perches Was on Top of an Oldfashioned Rail Fence

______. New York: Hampton Publishing Company, 1928: 68.
caption: [same a above]

Donna Lawrence Productions, and New Salem Lincoln League. Turning Point Lincoln’s New Salem. [Louisville, KY]: Donna Lawrence Productions Inc, 1992.

Tarbell, Ida M. Abraham Lincoln & His Ancestors. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1997: cover.

Inscription: ll: Frank E. Schoonover / ’27
Exhibitions: 1931 FES; 1954 Peoples; 1967 WSFS (title unverified); 1977 FES; 2001 FES
Comments: TP; non-trany 4×5; index; edit
Commentary: Schoonover writes on a card: “One of his [Abe Lincoln’s] favorite perches was on top of a worm fence – and he often carried a book to the fields. About the first to go was Aesop’s Fables.” (archives)
Provenance: Artist; Helen L. Card, Latendorf Bookshop, New York (as of June 19, 1961); Wilmington Savings Fund Society, Wilmington, Delaware