Boston: J.H. Bufford, [1864?]. Hand-colored lithograph card, 3-3/4" x 2-1/4." Mount remnants on blank verso; two small ink marks in blank margins. Very Good.
An expression of someone's wishful thinking: a top-hatted Lincoln leaves the White House, his umbrella and satchel in hand.
Bufford was an accomplished Boston lithographer. He "was the first employer and art teacher of Winslow Homer, but was also a prolific lithographer and competitor of Nathaniel Currier. Homer's fame as an artist and Currier's successful publishing firm, which became Currier and Ives, overshadow Bufford's legacy as a commercial illustrator of books and sheet music. Nevertheless, he was a popular and successful artist in his day" [Smithsonian American Art Museum on line].
Not located at the online sites of OCLC, Library of Congress, AAS, Huntington, NYPL, LCP, Brown, U IL as of April 2022. Not in Sabin, Reilly, Weitenkampf. Item #38316