This title depicts a young Abraham Lincoln, reading a book as he walks home from his job as a young railsplitter. The idea of creating the image of Lincoln as "the railsplitter" was the inspiration of Illinois politician Richard J. Oglesby. He sought to find "one thing in Mr. Lincoln's unsuccessful career as a worker that could be made an emblem … [to] make enthusiastic the working people." Rockwell decided to recreate this image in Young Lincoln, an advertisement for Lincoln Savings Bank.
Rockwell's ability to move his viewer's emotions was prized not only by magazine art editors, but by advertisers as well. Like most Post cover artists, Rockwell painted advertisements for everything from socks to Jell-O to insurance.
QualityNorman Rockwell Museum Custom Prints offers exclusive custom reproductions of artworks in the collections and exhibitions of the Norman Rockwell Museum. Hand-made in the USA using gallery-quality materials, we create prints as true to the original work as possible, using strict color management protocols and state-of-the-art printing technology.
SelectionMany of the works offered through this store are exclusive and not available anywhere else. We are continually adding new artworks to our offering, so be sure to check back regularly as you build your own gallery. A variety of molding styles means our custom framed prints can match any type of decor.