Jackdaws has created a new addition to its primary source collections: theme-poster sets. Each set contains four posters that appeared as centerfold pages in leading publications during an important historical period. The 140th anniversary of the American Civil War arrives in 2001. To help focus on this event there are two, new theme-poster sets: Abraham Lincoln and Slavery.
Each theme-poster set contains 4 large, 17 x 22 inch, classroom-size posters. These have been reproduced, actual size, from Harper’s Weekly and Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Each poster includes its original caption, plus an article from the publication which details the event’s historical importance and impact. The theme-poster sets provide students and teachers with a unique insight into political, social and economic events of the period. The theme-poster sets feature: Abraham Lincoln
Portrait of Abraham Lincoln, president-elect, with scenes and incidents in his life.
- The inauguration of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States at the Capitol, March 4, 1861.
- The second inauguration of Abraham in front of the Capitol, March 4, 1865.
- Funeral honors to President Lincoln, New York City,
April 25, 1865.