Daily Local News (West Chester, PA)
Willard Hotel to unveil portraits of Lincoln in D.C.
WASHINGTON — Two new portraits of President Abraham Lincoln and his family are being unveiled at a Washington hotel ahead of the 150th anniversary next year of Lincoln’s assassination. The Willard InterContinental Hotel plans to unveil the two new portraits by artist John Gable on Tuesday. One depicts Mary Lincoln and eldest son Robert Lincoln. The other portrait features President Lincoln and sons Willie and Tad. The paintings will remain on permanent display at the hotel near the White House. The hotel is starting a partnership with Ford’s Theatre and the Newseum to mark the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s death. They’re holding a contest to give away a weekend getaway in a room where Lincoln stayed. The Newseum is planning a 2015 exhibit chronicling Lincoln’s death and the hunt for his assassin.