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Lincoln's Tomb

Creator:
Colourpicture Publishers, Inc.
Location:
Massachusetts, Boston
Origin Date:
1960-1970
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 3 7/16 in x 5 1/2 in
Item ID:
71.2009.083.1837
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Cartoons, Broadsides & Ephemera

Description

This postcard features a distant view of the Lincoln Monument located in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois. President Abraham Lincoln, his wife, Mary, and three of his four sons are buried in the tomb beneath the monument. Gutzon Borglum's bronze head of Lincoln is mounted in front of the rotunda. A flight of stairs on each side of the rotunda leads to the terrace. Four bronze groupings representing each branch of the military during the Civil War anchor the corners of the base of the obelisk. In front of the obelisk and above the entrance stands a full-length statue of Lincoln by Larkin Mead, designer of the Monument, depicting Lincoln as President. The postcard reverse is divided with narrative text printed on the left side. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum