Library Exhibits

Child's Play: Abraham Lincoln in Games, Toys and Stories

This exhibit was mounted August 4 - October 31, 2008 in the John Hay Library

For more than a century, Abraham Lincoln has been employed by authors, toymakers and educators to present a model of honesty and probity for children, not only in the United States but all across the globe. This exhibition will display some of the more unusual items from the McLellan Lincoln collection, documenting the didactic use of Lincoln's image while promoting childhood fun.

Other Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibits:
» John Hay's Lincoln and Lincoln's John Hay

» Notes of Praise, Notes of Dissent: Lincoln and his Political Career in Song

» Politics of Poetry: Walt Whitman and the Public Memory of Abraham Lincoln

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