“The Children’s Portrait of Mr. Lincoln” (from The Little Corporal, July 1865; p. 16)
THE LITTLE CORPORAL,
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Marie frames the engraving (from The Little Corporal, November 1865; p. 77)
Dear Little Corporal: I wish you were here in
this study where I am writing, for I want to show you something. It is a
minister’s study, and two of the walls are lined with books; but it is not
to these that I want to direct your attention. No! nor even to the view,
which, perhaps, would be as wonderful and beautiful to your eyes, accustomed
to lake and prairie, as it is to ours, which gaze by day and night, in
summer’s calm, or winter’s storm, and are never “satisfied with seeing" the
great and wide sea, breaking with endless dash of white billows on the rocky
What I want to show you is the picture of our beloved
Lincoln and his son which you sent me. I drew a wreath of olive leaves, and
as we sat reading aloud together, as our custom is, my father carved this
wreath in rosewood, and it forms the upper part of the frame in which he has
placed my picture, which now hangs upon the wall opposite. I am sure you
would say that the frame is beautiful. It was drawn and carved as a little
token of love and respect to the memory of him whom we all loved so
Marie Van Abendberg.