In the February of 1946 edition of Coronet (a Reader’s Digest like magazine), a condensed version of the Lincoln assassination story was published. Entitled, “Blood on the Moon”, the brief, 8 page article was based on Carl Sandburg’s chapter of the same name in his biography of Abraham Lincoln. While the article itself is little more than a rehash of the traditional story, the illustrations that accompany it are fairly impressive. They were created by artist Harper Goff, who is known for his artistic direction for films such as the Walt Disney classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. What follows is the article from Coronet, featuring Sandburg’s text and Goff’s illustrations:
“Blood on the Moon”, Coronet, February 1946,
Nice of you to share this with everyone! Yes, it’s a nice article and the paintings are, indeed, wonderful. I discvd it years ago (not on ebay, believe it or not!!), and have it both as tear-outs and as the complete issue. I wish I knew what happened to the original artwork. They would sure be nice to own. I think I’ll blow one of them up at STAPLES in color to 11×17 and see if it looks good enough to frame with a mat. Running out of wall space here!. So which one is your favt. Wanna take a vote? My favt. is Lincoln being carried across the street, but they are all terrific. .