Washington Embracing Lincoln Pillow


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Despite what some men-who-have-sex-with-men-unfriendly historians insist, at Q&S Shop we share the belief that Lincoln was sexually fluid: he had a nervous breakdown when the man he lived and shared a bed with got married, and he famously shared a bed in the White House for about six months with his handsome bodyguard, Captain David Derickson. It was no more normal in the mid-19th century for a supposedly heterosexual American president to sleep in the same bed with another man than it would be today.
To cap it off, one of Dashing Derickson’s many descendants — he sired ten children — told us that the family believes without doubt that his affair with Lincoln happened, and they’re rightly proud of it.
You might be forgiven for thinking that this modified in-memoriam illustration — painted by S.J. Ferris in 1865 shortly after Lincoln was assassinated — is further validation of what was an open secret in political circles at the time. It’s actually nothing more salacious than a moving expression of the nation’s grief: Entitled “Washington & Lincoln (Apotheosis),” it depicts Washington embracing his spiritual heir, welcoming him to heaven with a hug and a laurel wreath. Aw.
You cannot go wrong gifting pillows to a scribbler. We are renowned pillow gourmands: They’re both the most inspiring of muses and the most comforting shoulders to cry into when we’ve missed the third deadline extension and we’re nothing more than [insert synonym for “hopeless hacks”] who will be unmasked any day now.
Some of us pack one of our feather favorites for weekend getaways, two for longer travels in the event of emergency crash-naps on the sofa triggered by a New Yorker article.

• 100% pre-shrunk polyester case
• Fabric weight: 8.1 oz/yd² (275 g/m²)
• Fabric with a linen feel
• Hidden zipper
• Machine-washable case
• Shape-retaining 100% polyester insert included (handwash only)
• Blank product components in Mexico sourced from China
• Blank product components in the EU sourced from China and Poland

This product is made especially for you as soon as you place an order, which is why it takes us a bit longer to deliver it to you — and it’s a bit pricier — but every item is hand-checked for quality. Making products on demand instead of in bulk helps reduce overproduction — you’re doing your bit for the planet. Thank you for making thoughtful purchasing decisions.

• Traceability:
– Knitting—China
– Dyeing—China
– Manufacturing—Latvia
• Contains 0% recycled polyester
• Contains 0% dangerous substances
• This item releases plastic microfibers into the environment during washing


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