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Abraham Lincoln Memorial, Hodgenville, "In Old Kentucky"

Creator:
E. C. Kropp Co.
Location:
Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Origin Date:
1942
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in
Item ID:
71.2009.083.2263
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Cartoons, Broadsides & Ephemera

Description

This linen postcard features an illustration of the exterior of the Lincoln Memorial Building with fifty-six steps leading to the entrance. Each step represents one year of President Abraham Lincoln's life. Green grass, shrubbery, and trees line either side of the steps leading to the Beaux-arts building. A bench is depicted on the path leading to the steps with taller foliage behind it. The caption is centered along the top edge of the image with the number K11. The postcard reverse is divided and has narrative text printed on the left side. Also on the left side is a handwritten note in blue ink from Helen Beckley to Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Acomb of Cincinnati, Ohio. The number 18149 is printed along the top edge near the stamp placement block. The Lexington, Kentucky, postmark is dated April 20, 1942. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum