Abraham Lincoln reference site established 2005

Nation of Readers

The famous portrait of Abraham Lincoln and his son Tad appears in pop culture on a U.S. postage stamp and a Topps baseball card.

U.S Stamp (1984)
Topps American Heritage (2009)

Brady Portrait: Abraham Lincoln and Tad Lincoln (1864)

Mathew Brady captured Tad with his father in the Brady studio in February, 1864. The picture has since become one of the most popular father-son portraits ever. This picture is the only portrait of Lincoln which portrays him wearing glasses.

Abraham Lincoln and Tad Lincoln 1864 Brady

U.S. Stamp (1984)

The U.S. Postal Service used the Brady portrait on the 20 cent stamp issued October 16, 1984, titled, "A Nation of Readers."

Nation of Readers 20 cent stamp


Topps American Heritage Hero's Journey Stamp (2009)

In 2009, Topps released 100 cards in the Hero's Journey Stamp series that depict the Nation of Readers stamp. The card is number HJS-AL18. Odds were 1:372 packs.

Topps Stamps Nation of Readers Lincoln





Web EverythingLincoln.com

Dear Grandchildren is an Oklahoma history memoir

Home | Blog | Articles | Podcasts | Lincoln Collectibles | Bibliography | About | Shop
Copyright 2005-2009 Alta Omnimedia. All Rights Reserved.
Click here to go Everything Lincoln Home Read the blog about Abe Lincoln Read about speeches, biographies, events, and more Listen to the podcast about Abraham Lincoln If it's got Lincoln's image on it, it's collectible See what's for sale at EverythingLincoln.com Find out what this site is all about See a list of resources used for this site