A Precious Moment

Cast Iron Bookends of President and Tad Lincoln by Olga Popoff Muller (LEO Design)

I’ve had one pair of these bookends before and I am very happy to have found another one. Inspired by an 1864 photo by pioneering portraitist Matthew Brady, these bookends were specially commissioned by the New York Decorative Arts League and sculpted in 1922 by artist Olga Popoff Muller.  They capture a quiet, intimate moment of President Abraham Lincoln paging through a photo album with his youngest son, eleven year old “Tad.”  Sadly, the bookends are also a bit of a memorial—for a president who would be dead a year after the photo was taken and his son who would die six years after that.  Please click on the photo above to learn more about them.


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