I admit it. I feel real, true love for Abraham Lincoln. I literally fell in love with him after reading Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book, “Team of Rivals.” Then, I started reading everything I could about him, which should take a lifetime, since there are over 15,000 books written about our greatest President. And when the new film, “Lincoln” starring Daniel Day Louis was released, I was there the first day, an afternoon matinee, by myself, not wanting the magic spell to be broken, refusing share my passion with anyone else. And today we celebrate his birthday. So, we raise our glasses to you, Abraham Lincoln. Recognize the glass?
ABOUT THE STEMWARE:
Red over colorless wine cut and copper-wheel engraved with a variation of the Presidential Seal. This pattern was first made for President and Mrs. Abraham Lincoln in 1861 at Dorflinger’s Greenpoint Flint Glass Company in Brooklyn, New York. This order helped to establish Dorflinger’s reputation as a maker of high quality lead crystal. His company made replacements in this pattern for the White House several times. In 1891, President Benjamin Harrison’s White House ordered a new set of glassware from the Dorflinger company in the Russian pattern which was popular at the time.